Post Dispatch

Originally Published: February 25, 1988

People Column

Shock-rock star ALICE COOPER, who says he bought his first car years ago from impeached Arizona Gov. EVAN MECHAM, has half-serious plans to run for political office in Arizona, his home state.

"I'm definitely a write-in candidate," said Cooper. "Hey, I'm a native. I'm a registered voter. I represent the Wild Party, and I even have a campaign slogan: 'Alice Cooper - a troubled man for troubled times."'

Cooper, 39, is in Phoenix for a show Saturday night that will end the American leg of his yearlong comeback tour.