Our AJC colleague Jeremy Redmon has the full analysis of the 10th Congressional District GOP runoff in today's paper, but adds the following note on a new YouTube sensation:
Vanilla Ice has made an appearance in the Republican primary runoff between Mike Collins and Jody Hice. Sort of.
A parody of Ice’s 1989 smash hit “Ice Ice Baby” called “Hice Hice Crazy” has drawn more than 24,000 hits on YouTube. Featuring dancing men wearing dresses, the video pokes fun at Hice for his controversial comments about gays and women.
A group calling itself Shing Productions posted the video online last month. The Collins campaign said it had nothing to do with it, and the Hice campaign denied knowledge of its origins as well.
Hice was on WGAU 1360-AM with Tim Bryant and Martha Zoller on Monday talking about the mailers encouraging Democrats to vote for Collins and raising the prospect of a Mississippi-style legal challenge if Democrats head to the polls:
"I don't have any idea who did it. The fact is for us with what just happened in Mississippi, we're taking it very seriously. we have legal counsel on board with us. we have already requested a list from the SOS of Democrats who voted in the Democrat primary. Hopefully it will not be an issue, but if it is an issue we will take it seriously and we'll be prepared to deal with it."
Hice was also asked how he disagrees with his newest endorser, departing incumbent Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens. Hice said he is distinctive because he backs term limits, and said he would likely limit himself to 12 years.
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