Politician Channels Top Gun for New Ad

A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia has put out a political ad that has everyone wondering what he was thinking.

The spot for Dan Helmer, who's running against GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock, shows Helmer riding up to a bar on a motorcycle while guitar music plays, with a Top Gun-style title on the screen for the "HELMER ZONE." He goes in wearing a T-shirt that says "Veteran" with an American flag on the front and sees a friend who points out Comstock at the bar -- actually an actress in a wig -- who's just ordered a drink. Helmer goes over and sings "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" to "Comstock," with lyrics changed.


Mic politics reporter Emily C. Singer summed up a lot of the reaction, tweeting, "I've seen a lot of campaign ads. A lot. This might be the worst I've ever seen‏."

(Pulse Networks)



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