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26 Aug 2008

Spike.com And BarelyPolitical.com Team Up To Follow Obama Girl Across America




New Video Series Launches at the Democratic National Convention As Internet Sensation Scours the Nation to Find Her Second in Command

New York, NY, August 26, 2008 – As the nation becomes split on policy issues in anticipation of November’s presidential election, Spike.com and BarelyPolitical.com are partnering to present a great uniting force:  the sexiest political pundit in the world, Obama Girl.  On the heels of her crush Senator Barack Obama’s announcement that Joe Biden will be his running mate, Obama Girl is on a search of her own, documented in the online video series, “Obama Girl Across America: The Search for Obama Girl’s Running Mate”.

Obama Girl will search for a running mate by quizzing the nation’s populace, both everyday citizens and politicians, in a series of “on the street” interviews at locales across the nation, including the Democratic National Convention in Denver and presidential debates.  After seeing how they fare, users can cast their ballot at ObamaGirl.Spike.Com to vote for their favorite Obama Girl running mate.  The winner will officially be crowned by Obama Girl..

“Spike.com is sowing the seeds of democracy this election year, and encourages all of its users to make their voices heard in choosing Obama Girl’s running mate,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Digital and Video Games, Spike TV. 

“Obama Girl Across America: The Search for Obama Girl’s Running Mate” launches on ObamaGirl.Spike.Com September 2nd.

About Spike TV
Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

About BarelyPolitical
Founded in June 2007 by Ben Relles, BarelyPolitical.com, a NextNewNetworks company, has established itself as one of the most talked about, blogged about and watched comedy networks on the internet.  The Barely Political team has produced over 100 political satire videos including the hit viral video “I Got a Crush on Obama” featuring Obama Girl.  Since launching with that video, Barely Political videos have been viewed online more than 100 million times globally. Barely Political’s content has been mentioned in hundreds of segments across national networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, VH1, BET, E! and FOX.  For more information, please visit http://barelypolitical.com

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Press Contacts:      

Salil Gulati                Spike TV                      212-767-8705 
Melissa Klein             BarelyPolitical               415-625-8555