William Hansmann, an Atlanta waiter, registered Hall and Oates Fans for America last week, according to to several media reports. Hansmann said that the idea started as a joke.
"Who isn't a Hall and Oates fan in America?" Hansmann said, Philly.com reported. "All those other super PACs have those ridiculously ambiguous names that any American would stand for if they didn't know what those PACs stand for."
But Hall and Oates objected to their names being used for the super PAC. Their manager, Jonathan Wolfson, said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone:
"Daryl Hall and John Oates recognize that the personal view points of their fans cross all political spectrums and are honored to be supported by their fans everywhere regardless of political affiliation. The PAC's founders recognize that the use of the 'Hall' and 'Oates' names for the purpose of raising funds is not an appropriate fan activity no matter what the goal of the fund raising activities might be."
Wolfson said that the super PAC hadn't raised any money and that the band and the super PAC had an "amicable dialog," agreeing to dissolve Hall and Oates Fans for America.