Taylor Swift's Guy Loses Race, GOP Would Like a Word

Laura Ingraham et al pile on after Marsha Blackburn wins Tenn. Senate race
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2018 8:37 AM CST
Taylor Swift performs during her Reputation Stadium Tour at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass.   (Photo by Robert E. Klein/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Taylor Swift came off the political bench last month to get behind the Democrat running for Senate in her home state of Tennessee, and with Phil Bredesen's loss Tuesday night to Marsha Blackburn there's no shortage of conservatives trolling Swift—and you'd be safe to cue a zillion references to bad blood. Chief among them was Fox commentator Laura Ingraham, reports the Hill, who tweeted "Hey @taylorswift13, haters gonna hate. #shakeitoff."

It was a popular theme, notes the Tennessean, as former congressman Joe Walsh can't stop, won't stop urging Swift to "Shake it off, shake it off." Bredesen didn't seem to mind the pop star's thumbs up, fruitless though it may have been, tagging her in a tweet earlier Tuesday urging Tennesseans to vote. (Read more Taylor Swift stories.)

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