WATCH: Virginia Dem Hopeful Releases Super Awkward ‘Top Gun’ Campaign Vid

Screen grab of Democratic congressional candidate Dan Helmer's "Top Gun" campaign ad.
September 19, 2017 8:49 a.m.

Democrat Dan Helmer is vying to unseat Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District – and the widely unknown Democratic hopeful made some waves this week, but not for the right reason.

In a recently released campaign video, Helmer, a U.S. Army veteran, performed a parody of the the bar scene in “Top Gun” where Maverick sings “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” to Charlie.

In Helmer’s incredibly awkward rendition, he sings “You’ve Lost That Centrist Feelin’” to a woman who is supposed to be Comstock.

The Washington Post has already dubbed it “cringe-worthy,” and Slate has decided it’s “the worst ad of the 2018 elections.”

But Twitter can’t agree on whether it’s horrible or genius.

See for yourself below:

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