Kid Rock Donates $120K Raised In Fake Senate Bid To College Republicans

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Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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In the summer of 2017, Kid Rock pretended to launch a campaign for U.S. Senate, hinting he would be taking on Democrat Debbie Stabenow in Michigan.

The campaign, which had a website and hats and T-shirts for sale, turned out to be a publicity stunt. His publicist told the Detroit News Monday where he has donated the money he raised in the fake political campaign: the College Republicans.

He made the donation — $122,000 in total — to the College Republican National Committee Action voter-registration drive in December.

Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, announced at the time that the money he made for political gear would be donated to a nonprofit organization. CRNC Action staffed voter-registration work last summer at Kid Rock concerts.

In an interview with Detroit News, Ted Dooley, the president of CRNC Action, confirmed the $122,000 donation and said the work was “fun.”

“The work was pretty much like other voter registration work we do — set up and man voter registration booths, collect the registration forms, and submit them — except a lot more fun.”

Rock on.