February 26th, 2010
07:04 PM ET
5 years ago

Perry enlists ABBA in Texas primary

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's Web video accuses Gov. Rick Perry of 'cronyism'.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's Web video accuses Gov. Rick Perry of 'cronyism'.

Washington (CNN) - The countdown to the Texas Republican gubernatorial primary is well underway, and with only two days remaining, attention is being paid to an unusual source: ABBA.

On Friday, Gov. Rick Perry's campaign released a new Web video with an unusual twist. The spot is set to a modified version of the Sweedish pop group ABBA's 1976 hit "Dancing Queen."

The video targets challenger Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and casts her as the "Earmark Queen." The original lyrics are gone – replaced with a new set performed by former American Idol contestant Stephanie Daulong.

"You are the Earmark Queen, Spend and spend wasting our money, Earmark Queen spend and spend, From the Treasury oh no!" Daulong croons.

The song is set to a series of visual reminders of what the Perry campaign refers to as "Hutchison's fiscally irresponsible 17 years in Washington."

Hutchison's campaign has launched their own set of Web videos leading up to the primary.

On Monday the Hutchinson campaign accused Gov. Perry of "rampant cronyism" and issued their own musically influenced Web video. Entitled "We're Pointing It Out," the Hutchison spot flashes newspaper articles about Perry to the tune of Tina Turner's "Simply The Best."


Filed under: 2010 • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Rick Perry • Texas
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  1. Chuck

    Perhaps we should all help TX secede??? It appears they're a lost cause and we need to make sure they don't infect other states. Why don't we just cut our loses???

    February 26, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
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