WATCH: Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Office Made a ‘Harlem Shake’ Video

Will the Kentucky Senator 'Harlem Shake' his way to re-election in 2014?

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Welcome to the ‘Harlem Shake': Midterm elections edition.

We hope this viral video dance craze dies well before the 2014 vote — in fact we’re a bit surprised it’s gone on as long as it has — but meanwhile volunteers for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign have done their own spoof in front of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

The video features one man with a giant image of the Kentucky GOP Senator’s head, joined by Uncle Sam, President Abraham Lincoln, and someone wearing a horse mask (to represent the Kentucky Derby, we assume). Rosie the Riveter kneels and flexes her muscles as a person in an elephant suit seems to be having a grand old time dressed as the symbol of the “Grand Old Party.”

The stars are college students, campaign manager Jesse Benton told CNN. They “approached us about shooting it because they are all fired up to volunteer for Team Mitch,” he said. “We are putting it out because we plan to work hard but also plan to have a lot of fun.”

Which Senator will release a ‘Harlem Shake’ video next? Roll Call‘s “Heard on the Hill” blog points the finger at Marco Rubio:

If Ashley Judd does decide to run against McConnell in 2014, she should release a “Harlem Shake” video of her own so that voters can compare both candidates equally.

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7 comments
AnthonyMarquez
AnthonyMarquez

I'm not a fan of Mitch, but given the choice between him and a Hollywood liberal twit like Judd, I'll take Mitch. He has a bunch of statements to use against her and she is against coal. Nuff said.

paradox
paradox

Since the population of Harlem is predominantly African-American and Latino and all of the characters in the video appear to be white, is this another unsuccessful attempt by the republican party to appeal to minority voters?

DavidAdams
DavidAdams

I'm pretty sure Sen. McConnell is in the process of deciding not to run for re-election. Stay tuned for a more principled conservative, non-Harlem Shaking replacement soon.

AlienDave
AlienDave

@DavidAdams ... a "more principled conservative"?  Just what this country needs ... another "more principled conservative".  Thank-you Tea Party PAC dude.  You couldn't be more representative of the reactionary fringe that keeps this country from moving, ... in ANY direction.

BeJebus
BeJebus

lol team mitch

eff that biyatch!