Stephen King announces joke bid for governor for April Fools' Day
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In honor of April Fools' Day, legendary horror author Stephen King announced a phony bid for governor of Maine. 

A campaign website for the "King 4 Maine 2018" campaign appears to include a video of King speaking about his plans to run for governor to replace his home state's GOP governor, Paul LePage.

"After years of criticizing Governor Paul LePage, Stephen is considering making a run for Governor in 2018," the website reads. "Friends and fans alike have been telling him that he could do the job better. He has taken that encouragement to heart and decided to test the waters, but would like your input."


But instead of an interview with King, clicking "play" on the video redirects to a second webpage, where Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" plays. Called "rickrolling," sharing this music video is a popular method of pranking people on the internet. 

"Are you crazy?! Political office is one horror story that even Stephen King doesn't want to do," the page reads. "Happy April Fools' Day!" 

King has been a harsh critic of GOP leaders and President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE, and has often taken to Twitter to rail against the Trump administration. He tweeted last June that Trump had blocked him on the website.