South Dakota Demo Sings His U. S. Sen Campaign





Everybody says Floriduh politics is different. After seeing the video ad from the Democratic U. S. Senate nominee in South Dakota, I would say we are Mainstreet.

Democrat Rick Weiland, lacking money in the red state and running 11 points behind Republican Mike Rounds in a three-way race, has been filming music videos featuring his campaign themes and playing them on local TV.

“I had my guitar in the car,”  Weiland told the New York Times, “so we just got together and performed.”

According to the Times’ First Edition newsletter, the video was edited to run for two minutes and 30 seconds, which allows it to air as ads during the 6 p.m. news broadcast on KELO-TV in Sioux Falls.

Weiland liked it so much he did others.

Would this work in Floriduh? Maybe a Jimmy Buffett song parody?  You decide.



8 Responses to “South Dakota Demo Sings His U. S. Sen Campaign”

  1. Ron Gunzburger says:

    That’s awesome. What a creative way to break through the normal political clutter in a TV market where a 2:30 ad is incredibly affordable. Win or lose, I really like it.

  2. Lori Parrish says:

    I agree with Ron. I think it’s clever with a great message.

  3. Elected says:

    Terrific ad. I would like it shorter, though

  4. Ol Blue Eyes says:

    To the tune of Take Me Out to the Ballgame

    Get out of here, Ken Keechl
    Get out of here right now.
    Ken wants lobbyists to buy him again
    Its amazing Ken stayed out of the pen
    Root, root, root for Chip LaMarca
    If Chip doesn’t win its a shame
    For its one, two, three times Ken ran
    Now we’re sick of his old game

  5. Señor Censor says:

    The lobbyist already paid for Chip

  6. Patti Lynn says:

    I imagine that voters in South Dakota will be walking along, humming, “…Hey….no one bought me…” Great ad!!

  7. Ghost of Granteed says:

    I would have traded a song from Dead Joe DiMaggio for his endorsement in my last race.

  8. Lamberti is a Criminal says:

    I think South Dakota actually has HONEST politicians…not like here in Broward.