The Federal Election Commission dismissed complaints they received against Kid Rock after he teased a Michigan Senate run.
In a recent ruling, the FEC determined Kid Rock did not appear “to have taken even the most basic steps to become a candidate.”
He didn’t even register under his real name. The FEC also noted Kid didn’t establish a committee or campaign account, hire a campaign staff, open a campaign office, nor did he solicit contributions for a campaign.
In his own sworn statement, Kid Rock said he’s “an entertainer whose political message is bound up into his art.”
In 2017, Kid hinted that he’d enter the 2018 Michigan Senatorial race, using his concerts as his voice for his political beliefs, launching a campaign website and even selling “Kid Rock for Senate” merchandise.
However, a month before Election Day 2017, Kid Rock admitted in an interview with Howard Stern that the whole thing was a publicity stunt to promote his upcoming tour.
Source: Rolling Stone