Dan Helmer's ‘Top Gun' parody ad goes viral in Virginia Congressional race
FAIRFAX, Va. - A Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia's 10th District is turning heads with his "Top Gun" parody political ad.
Dan Helmer, who is looking to unseat incumbent Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, posted the video on Monday and it has since skyrocketed to No. 4 on YouTube's trending list.
The ad shows an actress portraying Comstock sitting at a bar having a drink when Helmer, a U.S. Army veteran from Fairfax, Virginia, unleashes a spin on the "Top Gun" classic "You've Lost That Loving Feeling."
"You've lost that Centrist feeling, 'cause you've been Right-Wing appealing," Helmer sings in part as a crowd joins him.
Helmer wraps the performance by sporting a Maverick-esque bomber jacket while sitting on a red motorcycle and stating, "I'm Dan Helmer. I approve of town halls, bad singing and this message."
The video has been viewed more than 140,000 times as of Tuesday morning.
You can watch the video below (app users, click here)