Trump supporter Kid Rock escapes federal prosecution for scam Senate campaign
Kid Rock and President Donald Trump speak at the white House/Screenshot

Trump supporter Kid Rock will not be prosecuted for his short-lived U.S. Senate campaign.


The Federal Elections Commission won't charge the Michigan rap-rock singer for alleged federal campaign violations in his “Kid Rock for US Senate” promotion, which Rock said was just a publicity stunt, reports the Free Press.

The decision to not prosecute came in a 3-1 decision, as the commission dismissed a complaint from a watchdog group called Common Cause which alleged that Rock broke rules on candidate registration and financial reporting.

Rock had sold merchandise and launched a website promoting his Senate run in Michigan to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) on a Trumpian platform that included forcing NFL players to stand for the National Anthem and targeting "deadbeat dads."

Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, responded claiming that the campaign was “an artistic and commercial undertaking” to promote his album and tour. The FEC agreed.

Rock has apologized for the scam, but later actively campaigned for other Republican candidates.