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IP challenger Hahn won’t take down YouTube video attacking endorsed candidate Horner

Looking for more attention and name recognition in the governor’s race, Independence Party challenger Rob Hahn has created a wacky attack video targeting the endorsed IP candidate, Tom Horner.
The animated video — to the tune of 1983’s “Major Tom (

Looking for more attention and name recognition in the governor’s race, Independence Party challenger Rob Hahn has created a wacky attack video targeting the endorsed IP candidate, Tom Horner.

The animated video — to the tune of 1983’s “Major Tom (Coming Home)” by Peter Schilling, and using lyrics Hahn wrote in 10 minutes at his son’s lacrosse game — is so over-the top that Hahn says IP officials asked him to kill it.

He won’t.

“[IP Party Chair] Jack Uldrich called me yesterday, apparently after being contacted by the Horner camp, and asked me to remove the video. He said it’s not in line with IP standards. I nicely suggested the IP hold its endorsed candidate to the same high standards and reminded him Horner has been less than forthcoming about his previous client list, not to mention his lack of prudent judgment has landed him in other precarious situations.”

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It’s Hahn himself singing in the video, he said.

“I sang in a strange voice and then sped up the recording for effect. We had someone else do the animation.”