Congressman or American Idol? (Video)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — John Lennon, Lady Gaga and Bono have all covered Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me.”
And on Sept. 27, Rep. Steve Southerland II took a stab at it.
The Republican sophomore, who faces an election challenge from Democratic attorney Gwen Graham, hosted a “Women for Southerland” rally in his Florida Panhandle 2nd District.
Toward the end of his speech, he sent a subtle hand signal to someone offstage. A shaggy-haired man stepped on stage and strapped on an acoustic guitar.
As Southerland closed out his speech, the opening chords of the 1961 hit began to play.