President Biden's campaign team is reportedly eyeing an endorsement from pop sensation Taylor Swift for the 2024 election, anticipating that her support could result in a significant boost to fundraising efforts.
According to a report from The New York Times, Biden's aides are eager to secure Swift's endorsement, with some even suggesting the idea of sending the president to one of her record-breaking "Eras Tour" concerts, albeit somewhat humorously.
Biden aides dreaming of Taylor Swift endorsement to power struggling 2024 campaign: Reporthttps://t.co/YfePyT2ewB
— Donna Tilley (@DonnaTilley13) January 30, 2024
Swift's influence on voter engagement was highlighted in the report, citing an Instagram post from 2022 that led to a surge of 35,000 new voter registrations.
The anticipation is that fundraising appeals from Swift could translate to millions of dollars for Biden's re-election bid, injecting much-needed energy as recent polls indicate a competitive landscape, with Biden often trailing or tied with former President Trump.
California Governor Gavin Newsom expressed his desire for Swift to play a more active role in supporting Biden's re-election campaign, praising her impact on young voters and emphasizing the powerful influence she holds.
Swift, a vocal supporter of prior Democratic candidates, previously endorsed Biden in 2020 instead of Trump.
Despite the speculative buzz surrounding Swift's potential endorsement, the Biden team, faced with intense chatter and strategy suggestions, reportedly discouraged applicants from discussing their Taylor Swift strategy in a social media job posting.
When questioned about the potential impact of Swift's support on Monday, White House Press Secretary KarinecJean-Pierre invoked the Hatch Act, refraining from commenting on election-related matters.
Jean-Pierre acknowledged the presence of "Swifties" (Swift's fans) within the press office.
As Biden frames the 2024 election as a choice between himself and the perceived threat of Trump, Swift's endorsement is viewed as a way to emotionally connect with voters, considering the strong emotional ties Trump supporters maintain with the former president.
Swift's cultural dominance, marked by her "Eras Tour" and publicized romance with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, has kept her in the media spotlight.