Virginia gubernatorial candidates Glenn Youngkin (R) and Terry McAuliffe (D) have been working tirelessly over the past week to win over singer-songwriter Taylor Swift‘s fan base.
Axios reported on Tuesday that the McAuliffe campaign launched digital ads linking Youngkin to Scooter Braun, a record executive who controversially acquired Swift’s master recordings of her first six albums in 2019. Swift has called Braun an “incessant, manipulative bully” and said he had prevented her from using or performing her older songs on multiple occasions. (Braun has disputed Swift’s account and has since sold the masters to an investment fund).
The ads, which will be targeted to individuals googling Swift in Virginia, note