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Today's fun video: Music in Lt Gov race

OLYMPIA -- The lieutenant governor's race doesn't garner anywhere near the attention of the state's top executive spot.

While many people can't name their current lieutenant governor without a hint or two, it's rare for an incumbent to get ousted.

Facing that challenge in his run against Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Republican Bill Finkbeiner decided to set his campaign peregrinations to music, tapping some musician friends, rewriting the lyrics to "I've Been Everywhere", and using shots of him standing in front of signs or icons for cities and towns around Washington. (Spokane's near the end.) It won't make you forget the Johnny Cash version, but it is entertaining.

This could start an interesting trend, because Owen himself is part of a musical group. Maybe he could record and post up his own music video, and t0he lieutenant governor's race could double as a a Battle of the Bands.




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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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