The Left attacked Kid Rock for teasing a run for US Senate against the very liberal Debbie Stabenow in his home state of Michigan. They tried to laugh it off, but in reality, the Left (including Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) were panicking over his announcement.
Kid Rock last month donated $122,000 of the money raised by selling merchandise promoting “Kid Rock for US Senate” — his fake political campaign — to a voter-registration organization affiliated with the College Republicans, his publicist said.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, for more than three months last year teased a Republican run for Senate against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Lansing but later revealed it was a publicity stunt amid the launch of his latest album and tour.
“(Expletive) no, I’m not running for Senate. Are you (expletive) kidding me?” Rock told shock jock Howard Stern on his radio show in October. “Who couldn’t (expletive) figure that out?”
Earlier, while exploring a “very possible campaign,” Kid Rock said in July that money raised “at this time” from the sale of political yard signs, bumper stickers, hats and T-shirts would benefit a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization he would create to promote voter registration.
“Not only can I raise money for this critical cause, but I can help get people registered to vote at my shows,” Rock wrote on his blog.
“The media has speculated this was a ploy to sell shirts or promote something. I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please.”
The Michigan rocker, who lives in Clarkston, apparently never created that 501(c)(4) organization. He also never created a campaign committee or filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Kid Rock sure did fool a lot of people when he opened the brand new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI and gave his first “Senate campaign” speech where he prayed to God, honored our troops and our nation. “Like it or not, Hillary Clinton lost, and your President is Donald ‘mother-f**kin’ Trump!”:
Instead, the money raised went to CRNC Action, an affiliate of the College Republicans that did voter-registration work last summer at his concerts, said Kid Rock publicist Jay Jones.
“All of the money raised from the political merchandise was sent directly to CRNC Action. The total is approximately 100k,” Jones said by email. –Detroit News