Heard on the Hill

Pass the Political Mic

Ahh, recess. The perfect time to troll the Interwebz for catchy campaign ditties and political parodies.

Team HOH has seized upon not one, but two (we’ll be billing overtime this week) amateur melody-makers hoping to capture the electorate’s imagination with their musical stylings.

There's Jason Howell, the independent long-shot candidate squaring off against incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Moran, Republican Patrick Murray and Green Party candidate Janet Murphy in Virginia’s 8th Congressional district. Howell last week treated the crowd at IOTA Club & Café to his rendition of “Congress-Man,” a sobering tune modeled after Elton John’s famously drug-fueled “Rocket Man”: