With one day to go before the election, The Boss gets behind his preferred candidate...

Bruce Springsteen is to join presidential candidate JOHN KERRY in CLEVELAND today (November 1) to show support for his campaign.

Bruce Springsteen, who previously has never endorsed a political candidate, played to over 80,000 people last week in Wisconsin, where he sang the theme for the Democrats campaign ‘No Surrender’.

Today he joins Kerry in the key state of Ohio. With Kerry and President Bush tied in the polls, it’s believed that the state could be the decider in the battle.

Bruce Springsteen joins the likes of John Bon Jovi and actor Ben Affleck, who have all lent their support to the Kerry campaign.

The US rock star has just finished the ‘Vote For Change’ tour with REM, Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chicks which aimed to get Bush out of office, reports the BBC.

[a][/a] has also been making his presence felt on the campaign trail as his tour of six US cities comes to an end this week.

The rapper, though not endorsing a particular candidate, is urging young and minority groups to vote. Wearing T-shirts emblazoned with ‘Vote Or Die’, he is pushing the message that his campaign’s target audience, the 42 million 18-30 year olds, have the power to change the vote.