Author Stephen King, a vocal critic of Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage, launched a fake campaign page to run for LePage’s office, The Hill reports.
"After years of criticizing Governor Paul LePage, Stephen is considering making a run for Governor in 2018," his website, “King 4 Maine,” 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."
The video on the webpage redirects the user to another page, where Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" plays.
"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 pulled a similar joke in 2014 when he announced he would be "returning to the story of Dennis Guilder in 2015 with CHRISTINE LIVES, the sequel to his 1983 novel Christine. CHRISTINE LIVES picks up where Christine left off, and follows the trials and tribulations of Dennis's descent from school teacher to carnival barker as he attempts to evade the smoking tires of fate."
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