Renowned rocker Tom Petty hit Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann with a cease-and-desist letter Monday following the congresswoman’s decision to close out her campaign announcement to the tune of “American Girl,” Rolling Stonereports.
It’s not the first time Petty has fought back against a politician using one of his songs. During the 2000 presidential campaign, Petty insisted that George W. Bush not use his hit “I Won’t Back Down” to promote his run for the White House.
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