Kid Rock fired back at the media and left-leaning guard dog group Common Cause on Friday over accusations that he is breaching federal election law by failing to sign up as a candidate for the U.S. Senate and adhering to campaign contributions guidelines.
“I am beginning to see reports from the mistaken press and the phony news on how I remain in offense of breaking campaign law,” the veteran rocker composed in a post on his website.”# 1. I have still not officially revealed my candidacy,” he wrote, including:”
# 2 See # 1 and go f * ck yourselves.” Typical Cause submitted a grievance with the Federal Election Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, accusing Rock– genuine name Robert Ritchie– of offering political merchandise and accepting monetary contributions for an election campaign, while not registering his candidateship.
“Regardless of whether Kid Rock says he’s only exploring candidacy, he’s offering ‘Kid Rock for Senate’ product and is a candidate under the law. This is project finance law 101,” stated Paul S. Ryan, Common Cause’s vice president for policy and litigation.
“Given the activities we’ve recorded in the grievance, he can’t fairly claim to be simply evaluating the waters of candidateship and therefore exempt from candidate filing requirements,” Ryan said. “He is a prospect and is obliged to abide by all the guidelines and make the exact same disclosures required of everybody else running for federal workplace.”
Rock had been supposedly drifted as a possible Senate prospect in Michigan throughout the state’s Republican politician Celebration convention in February. In July, he revealed the launch of a project site: kidrockforsenate.com.Days later on, the 46-year-old appeared to confirm his Senate candidateship, stating he prepared to release new music during his project, much like how political leaders release books during their own campaigns.Early ballot conducted in July< a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/07/29/poll-kid-rock-takes-massive-lead-michigan-dem-stabenow-gop-primary-rivals/"target="_ blank"> found the Romeo, Michigan-born musician with a small edge over incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow(D-MI), and with a double-digit lead over his closest Republican rivals.After blasting “phony news “in his post Friday, Rock wished his fans a pleased Labor Day weekend. “Everyone else, Have a great Labor Day(I will be spending my own
OPERATING IN among the best cities in America– Grand Rapids, Michigan!! )Rock on,” he wrote.