According to The Pulse Of Radio, Kid Rock has been accused of violating federal election laws, two months after hinting that he may run for a U.S. Senate seat in the 2018 midterm elections, Although Rock has not officially come out as a candidate, he launched a merchandise web site at the address KidRockForSenate.com and claimed that he was seriously weighing a bid as a Republican for the Michigan seat now held by Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
However, non-partisan watchdog organization Common Cause has filed a case with the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice against Rock. They claim that by launching his site and selling campaign products, he has become an official candidate and is violating election laws by not registering as one nor disclosing that profits from sales of his merchandise are going toward his campaign.
Rock's longtime record label, Warner Bros., is named in the case too for "facilitating and acting as a conduit for contributions to the Kid Rock campaign."
Rock responded in a note on his web site, "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 f**k yourselves."
A possible run by Rock was floated earlier this year by a local Republican activist named Wes Nakagiri, who suggested that Rock would make a good candidate because he "has name I.D., is an out-of-the-box idea, and would kind of get rid of that stodgy Republican image."
Rock plans to tour in 2018 — the same time he'd have to be out campaigning if he does run for the Senate.