"I'm putting my musical career aside to run for Congress," said Hall, 57, a resident of Dover Plains, N.Y. "The situation in our nation and the world is at such a crucial juncture and the stakes are so high. I want to be a voice for creativity and honesty in solving our problems."
Hall, an environmentalist and lifelong Democrat, was incensed when the Bush campaign latched onto "Still the One" for the last campaign without seeking the band's permission.
The song was dropped.
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