Second Amendments

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The Second Amendments performing in 2006

The Second Amendments was a bipartisan conservative rock/country/country rock band, all of the members of which were also members of the United States House of Representatives. It featured Representatives Collin Peterson (DFL-Minnesota) on guitar and lead vocals, Thaddeus McCotter (R-Michigan) on lead guitar, Dave Weldon (R-Florida) on bass, Jon Porter (R-Nevada) on keyboards, and Kenny Hulshof (R-Missouri) on drums. The band broke up after the 2008 elections when two of its members, Hulshof and Weldon, retired, and Porter lost his reelection bid.[1]

The name is a reference to the United States Constitution as well as a previous band of Peterson's named the Amendments.[2] The previous band broke up after their gigs became partisan with some members wanting to play at the Republican National Convention.[3]

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  1. ^ Kreps, Daniel (November 6, 2008). "Election Forces Congress' Rock Band To Split Up". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Congressional band to rock troops during holiday tour. USA Today. 22 December 2005.
  3. ^ Hill rockers go global. The Washington Times. 25 December 2005.

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