Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

OneRepublic lead singer in Hickenlooper campaign ad

August 14, 2014 Updated: August 14, 2014 at 4:43 pm
0
photo -

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder tries to teach Colorado's governor how to play "Counting Stars" on guitar and concludes in the political ad that Gov. John Hickenlooper should stick to his day job.

"This is going to break your heart," Tedder says after hearing Hickenlooper sing and play guitar. "It's my professional opinion you do not have a future in music."

Hickenlooper throws his guitar pick down at this news but later pledges to keep practicing.

"If I were a voting man, I would vote that you stick to legislation and governing," Tedder says. "And I am a voting man."

Tedder attended Colorado Springs Christian School where he met Zach Filkins and formed the band OneRepublic in 1996.

Hickenlooper will face former Congressman Bob Beauprez, a Republican, in November in what polls indicate will be a very close race. The Democrat's ad campaign was launched Thursday online. Watch the video here.

Comment Policy
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

Some news is free.
Exceptional journalism takes time, effort and your support.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.