Kid Rock Announces 501(c)(4) To Collect Voter Registrations At Concerts

CLARKSTON, MI - AUGUST 20: Kid Rock performs on last night of 8 sold out shows during the $20 Best Night Ever Tour at DTE Energy Center on August 20, 2013 in Clarkston, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)

After a whirlwind campaign announcement and a firestorm of media, Kid Rock has set out to explain why he’s running for office.

The rocker went into detail on his blog on Tuesday about the logic and thought process behind doing what he’s doing.

Check it out (per Kid Rock):

When my name was thrown out there for US Senate I decided to launch kidrockforsenate.com. I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bullshit. As part of the excitement surrounding this possible campaign, I decided to take a hard look to see if there was real support for me as a candidate and my message or if it was just because it was a fresh new news story. The one thing I’ve seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it. We have over a year left until an actual election, so my first order of business is to get people engaged and registered to vote while continuing to put out my ideas on ways to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jackass lawyers who call themselves politicians.

Kid Rock went on to say that as a preliminary measure for his campaign, he’s setting up a 501(c)(4) that will be tasked with registering people to vote—namely, fans at his shows.

Since the announcement, the media has speculated this was a ploy to sell shirts or promote something. I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please (many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of bullshit about it). But either way, money raised at this time through the sale of merchandise associated with this very possible campaign will go towards our ‘register to vote’ efforts.

He went on to say that there will be a press conference sometime in the next 6 weeks as he makes his final decision.

“if I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me… it’s game on mthrf**rs.”

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