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.