Kid Rock Donates $122,000 From Fake Senate Run’s Merch Sales to Republican Voter Registration

So those buttons you bought weren’t all for naught

Last Updated: January 22, 2018 @ 10:46 AM

Remember that whole “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate” thing? While the campaign was all a fake, the money the Michigan-based singer raised selling buttons and t-shirts was very real — especially to CRNC Action.

The College Republican National Committee affiliate was the beneficiary of $122,000 worth of merchandise sales, according to the group and Rock’s publicist.

“All of the money raised from the political merchandise was sent directly to CRNC Action,” Jay Jones, a rep for the “All Summer Long” singer told The Detroit News.

CRNC Action president Ted Dooley said a donation of about $122,000 was made in early December. Dooley confirmed that it was his group who staffed the voter registration tables at Rock’s concerts last summer.

“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,” Dooley said.

Dooley and Jones did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment.

In September, Rock came clean about his previously announced political aspirations being a hoax.

“F– no, I’m not running for Senate, are you f–ing kidding me?” he said on “The Howard Stern Show.” “Who couldn’t figure that out?”

The whole thing was just a publicity stunt for his new album, “Sweet Summer Sugar,” Rocker told the SiriusXM shock-jock. Shocker.