Monday, December 22, 2014

#BrendanBoyleing: A PhillyClout call for entries

We told you yesterday about a new federal political action committee, Building a Better PA, which is now running television commercials supporting state Rep. Brendan Boyle's bid for the open 13th District U.S. House seat.

#BrendanBoyleing: A PhillyClout call for entries

We told you yesterday about a new federal political action committee, Building a Better PA, which is now running television commercials supporting state Rep. Brendan Boyle's bid for the open 13th District U.S. House seat.

Building a Better PA is an independent expenditure organization, which means it can raise and spend unlimited funds as long as it does not coordinate with a candidate's campaign.  The PAC uses in the commercials some of the video Boyle, a Northeast Philly Democrat, made publicly available on his campaign YouTube channel.

That reminded us of a hilarious March 13 The Daily Show bit, where host Jon Stewart made fun of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican.  Stewart, noting that McConnell had made publicly available "b-roll" campaign video of himself, asked his viewers to edit in their own music and share it via the hashtag #McConnelling.

See the Daily Show video for a tutorial on this.  And here's a collection of top #McConnelling examples compiled by Buzzfeed.

PhillyClout is calling for entries, to be hashtagged on Twitter as #BrendanBoyleing.  Show us what you've got.

 

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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