LGBT Election Updates

This Calif. politician WERKS! Drag queens lip-synch Katy Perry in campaign ad


This ain’t your grandfather’s campaign commercial.

“Daisy,” the quintessential scare ad employed by then-President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 has a polar opposite now, thanks to a new video for San Francisco eighth district supervisor Scott Wiener, candidate for California’s state senate.

Wiener is introduced by Carnie Asada, Au Jus, and Miz Palou — three of the city by the bay’s most celebrated drag queens, singing a rewritten version of Katy Perry’s pop hit, “Firework.” The lyrics boast of him “working day and night,” and that he’s “our voice for Sacramento-oh-oh.”

In a recent profile by the San Francisco Chronicle, Wiener is described as a tall (6-foot-7), nerdy (his word), gay, Jewish guy. And, from the video, he’s the kind you do take home to mama, especially if mama is a drag queen.

The video focuses on the 46-year-old’s campaign to improve transportation, ensure affordable healthcare and represent the LGBTQ community at the capitol.

Watch the video, via the U.K. newspaper The Mirror, below.

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