Taylor Swift’s awestruck teenage camp followers will be rockin’ out at an upcoming concert with a few unlikely fans: lawmakers looking to “shake it” for some fundraising cash.
A number of members of the U.S. Congress, including Senator John Thune, the chamber’s third-ranking Republican, and Representative Doris Matsui, a California Democrat, are charging up to $5,000 for group tickets to the Swift concerts on July 13 and 14.
They and their donors will get to groove to popular Swift numbers like “Shake it Off,” featuring decidedly uncongressional language such as: “Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break and the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake. Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake. Shake it off. Shake it off!”
At least 19 members of Congress are raising money from tickets to the concert, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit group that chronicles the political fundraising scene ata website called Political Party Time.