Kid Rock has given himself the title of “American Badass”, and his latest message for a liberal watchdog group backs up his claims.
The Michigan resident and Detroit-bred rocker has been fairly open regarding the possibility that he may run for the Senate in his home state. Not only has Kid Rock, a.k.a. Robert Ritchie, hinted at a possible political run in several statements, but he has been selling “Kid Rock for Senate” t-shirts on his latest tour – an item that has been extremely popular among his fans.
While the shirts likely began as a tongue-in-cheek ode to his own patriotic ways, one liberal watchdog group is claiming that the novelty shirts constitute a violation of federal campaign fundraising law now that the rockstar is eyeing a possible candidacy.
To those who are attempting to sabotage him, Kid Rock has a powerful message.
“The watchdog group named Common Cause, filed a complaint with U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission, arguing that the singer songwriter, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, is an official candidate for the Senate because he has been selling ‘Kid Rock for Senate’ merchandise and teasing the idea of a Senate run for months.
“’Regardless of whether Kid Rock says he’s only exploring candidacy, he’s selling “Kid Rock for Senate” merchandise and is a candidate under the law. This is campaign finance law 101,’ Paul Seamus Ryan, vice president for policy and litigation at the watchdog group, told the Hill. ‘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.’”
Once again, the radical left is taking things far too seriously.
Kid Rock has yet to announce any legitimate senatorial run, let alone file the necessary paperwork for candidacy. What is currently a marketing ploy to sell t-shirts is simply that, and the liberal group behind the complaint is merely attempting to gain notoriety for themselves with this publicity stunt.