Mitch McConnell campaign aides do ‘The Harlem Shake’

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:02 EDT
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Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign staff doing "The Harlem Shake." Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
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If you want to see the lengths Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign is willing to go to get him re-elected against potential challenger Ashley Judd, look no further than the campaign’s official YouTube page, where aides posted a video Wednesday of them dancing “The Harlem Shake” while one held up an enlarged cutout of McConnell’s face.

“We are putting it out because we plan to work hard but also plan to have a lot of fun,” campaign manager Jesse Benton, who formerly ran Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) campaign, told CNN.

If you thought Noam Chomsky and Alan Simpson doing “Gangman Style” videos was absurd, you haven’t seen anything yet.

And just for fun, we’ve included a couple bonus .gifs below the video.


Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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