Turns out you can pretend to run for political office, sell fake campaign merchandise, grab your dick and give a fake speech about welfare abuse, "deadbeat dads," and diss gender-neutral bathrooms and not get slammed with charges for violating candidate registration regulations.
"We hope he runs for Senate," one woman said while attending Rock's third of six Detroit shows in 2017. "I think people are fed up and taking matters into their own hands." When asked about his frequent use of Confederate flag imagery, she exclaimed that she didn't for a minute think that Kid Rock was a racist. "There's nothing wrong with it. It's America," she said. "Every nationality, every race has dealt with oppression in the history of the world. So don't think you're special. Everyone is oppressed."
The commision concluded that timing played a huge role in their decision, citing Kid Rock's early jump on the general election and the fact that proceeds from his campaign merch did not benefit "exploratory committee (which Ritchie never established) or to a campaign committee (which he also never established), but to help support 501(c)(4) entity’s get-out-the-vote efforts."
Despite a nearly six-page document dedicated to defending FEC's decision, even the commision threw up the proverbial shrug emoji.
"Even assuming that Ritchie’s conduct technically violated FECA, further pursuing this matter would have been an unwise use of Commission resources."
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