Kelly Clarkson’s Ron Paul endorsement boosts her record sales


Kelly Clarkson performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sept. 23, 2011.


Ethan Miller

It’s too soon to know if singer Kelly Clarkson's endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will give him a boost at the polls, but it’s certainly pumping up her record sales, CNN reported.

Clarkson, a Republican who says she voted Democratic in the last presidential election, announced on Twitter Wednesday night that she’s supporting Paul this year. Between Thursday and Friday, sales of her latest album, “Stronger,” on Amazon.com increased 442 percent, pushing the album from #38 to #7 on Amazon’s sales list, CNN reported.

"I love Ron Paul,” Clarkson tweeted on Wednesday, Fox News reported. “I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he's got my vote. Too bad he probably won't."

"JUST DISCOVERED YOU...BECAUSE OF RON PAUL!" a new fan wrote in a review of Clarkson’s album on Amazon, CNN reported. "The energy of these songs would be great as Ron Paul event background music."

Not all of her fans were thrilled by her endorsement, however, and many tweeted their disappointment. Clarkson clarified her reasons for supporting Paul on Thursday.

“I am really sorry if I have offended anyone,” she tweeted, according to Fox News. “Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women's rights, men's rights, white/black/purple/orange rights.”

She added: “I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he's my favorite."

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