Nothing says “I’m a United States Senator,” like a Facebook post that tells a group of concerned citizens to F off. Right? Right, if you’re Kid Rock.
The Watchdog group Common Cause recently filed a complaint against Kid Rock’s future Senate run with the Federal Election Commission and Department of Justice.
The group, in the complaint, urges Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate whether Kid Rock has violated federal election laws by acting as a Senate candidate. Kid Rock, real name not Kid Rock, has been tweeting about his candidacy and launched kidrockforsenate.com without registering his candidacy. The complaint also names Warner Bros. as violating federal law and commission regulations by offering ‘Kid Rock for Senate’ merchandise for sale on its website.
Common Cause vice president for policy and litigation Paul S. Ryan said, “Given the activities we’ve documented in the complaint, he can’t reasonably claim to be merely testing the waters of candidacy and thus exempt from candidate filing requirements. He is a candidate and is obligated to abide by all the rules and make the same disclosures required of everyone else running for federal office.”
In response, Kid Rock took to Facebook saying, “I am starting to see reports from the misinformed press and the fake news on how I am in violation of breaking campaign law.
#1 I have still not officially announced my candidacy.
#2 See #1 and go fuck yourselves.
Everyone else, Have a great Labor Day (I will be spending mine WORKING in one of the greatest cities in America – Grand Rapids, Michigan!!)
Rock on –
Common Cause’s full complaint can be read here.