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Macabre King takes Hart

BANGOR, Maine -- Presidential hopeful Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo., is going to be endorsed by the current king of the horror story, Stephen King, a Hart aide said Tuesday.

The aide said Hart and King -- author of bestsellers such as 'Carrie,' 'Cujo,' 'The Dead Zone,' and 'Christine' -- has scheduled a news conference Thursday to make the endorsement.

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'Stephen King is a concerned person like many other artists and authors and he very much is a supporter of Sen. Hart,' said Steven Morrison, New England press secretary for the Hart campaign.

Morrison said King, of Bangor, and his wife, Tabatha, contacted the Hart people about their support and 'offered to lend a hand to the campaign.'

Morrison said even though King isknown for his fantasy-horror stories, he is 'very up on the issues.'

'He's not totally immersed in his fiction,' Morrison said. 'He's very concerned politically and Senator Hart is happy to have his support.'

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