Taylor Swift campaigning for Joe Biden? Younger campaign aides are reportedly hoping to make it happen

Taylor Swift and President Joe Biden.
Taylor Swift and President Joe Biden.Gilbert Flores/Golden Globes 2024 via Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
  • The Biden campaign is reportedly hoping to secure Taylor Swift's endorsement in 2024.

  • The pop megastar endorsed Biden in 2020 and has proved to be a political force.

  • One idea that's reportedly floating around: sending Biden to a stop on Taylor Swift's Eras Tour.

As President Joe Biden looks ahead to an all-but-certain rematch against Donald Trump, there's one possible endorsement that reportedly has younger staffers buzzing: Taylor Swift.

The pop megastar and recently minted NFL fan famously endorsed Biden in 2020, saying at the time she would "proudly vote" for Biden because "under their leadership, I believe America has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs."

But this time, Biden campaign staffers are hoping to leverage Swift's star power in an even bigger way, according to The New York Times.

That includes potential fundraising appeals, and even one idea that's reportedly been floated in jest: sending Biden to a stop on Swift's "Eras Tour," which is slated to return to the US in October, shortly before the election.

According to The Times, the Biden campaign recently urged applicants to a social media position not to describe how they would use Taylor Swift β€” because too many people had already done the same.

There's also some evidence that a second Swift endorsement would be consequential. More than 35,000 people registered to vote after Swift urged her Instagram followers to do so in September. According to polling first published by Newsweek, 18% percent of voters say they're "more likely" or "significantly more likely" to vote for a candidate if Swift endorses them.

And she has a somewhat politically diverse fan base: just 55% of avid Swift fans are Democrats.

Swift's entrance into politics has been relatively recent. The pop star had been famously apolitical until 2018, when she waded into the US Senate election in her adopted home state of Tennessee.

That year, she endorsed former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen over Republican Marsha Blackburn, who was ultimately elected to the Senate.

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