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Elections 2012: Karin Housley Volunteers Release Gangnam-Style Video

"Campaigns involve a lot of hard work," Senate District 39 GOP Candidate Karin Housely said. "We have a great team of volunteers who are committed to winning. It's about their future. A little fun goes a long way after a long da

The race for the Senate District 39 seat will never be the same.

Volunteers of State Senate Candidate Karin Housley have taken to Youtube and released their own version of the Gangnam Style Viral Video.

The 2012 Korean pop single by the South Korean rapper PSY has been seen on YouTube by more than 225 million times, and been featured on numerous news programs. Celebrities such a Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, T-Pain and Katy Perry have joined the rage.

Well, now it enters the political arena.

"The idea came from one of our volunteers as she couldn't stop watching the video," Karin Housley said. "Then she started teaching other volunteers the dance. One thing led to another and their energy, fun and creativity came out."

The video was filmed all around the district, with many of the volunteers sending their videos in from their cell phones.

"Campaigns involve a lot of hard work," Housely said. "We have a great team of volunteers who are committed to winning. It's about their future. A little fun goes a long way after a long day of doorknocking."

When asked if she has the rights to use copyrighted material in the video, Housley said:

"Yes. It's a tag on Youtube--you click a box that you know it's copyrighted material. That changed in March of this year that content owners can allow others to use their material. Owners (Psy) allow public to use, but not for mobile devices purposes."

The video will not play on iPads or smartphones, and PSY gets credit for the music, Housley said. 

Susan September 22, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Matt, I think you took my comment as sarcasm. I was serious, and making a little joke with the editor about those who still do not understand what happened with the radio show. Again, Ms Bunn didn't whine, or force anyone to do anything, she simply reminded the radio station of the Communications Act.
Cindy September 23, 2012 at 03:41 AM
This video is great fun and a fantastic show of support by young and old supporters! Thank you to the Karin Housley campaign volunteers! How clever!
Susan September 23, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Clever? Wasn't this just an immitation of a web video that has gone viral?
Randy Marsh September 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Cindy (Ms. Westrup, I presume) clearly doesn't get out much, Susan. You can tell based on how excited she is about that video and the inclusion of all those exclamation points.
Edward September 25, 2012 at 03:09 PM
@MattCBR -- Nice spin. Are you working for the Housley campaign? Here's the comment you left on the article about Bunn requesting the equal air time due her per the law: From MattCBR: "Thanks for the responses... I didn't know all that about the radio drama... She should have continued her show and allowed Bunn to do hers and see who can stand the test of time... I feel Bunn's show would go the way of Air America and fail like most liberal talk shows... " The only drama here is the drama created by Housley for political benefit. Bunn simply requested equal air time due her per FCC regulations. That's really boring, but Housley made it into an issue to gain more exposure by saying that Bunn "forced" her off the air. Not true. Bunn simply requested equal time due her under the law.

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