The Magazine "The Fader" published a story of the 10 most important celebrity endorsements recently. Out of the 10 most important, only 2 of the endorsements went to a candidate that won.
Hollywood heartthrobs, pop stars and athletes went all in on the 2018 midterm elections, using their platform to advocate for their candidates of choice – but when ballots were counted it became clear that celebrity endorsements don’t seem to matter to voters.
“Last night, the American voters -- once again -- told Hollywood that they simply don’t care what they think. All across the country, Hollywood darlings were rejected by the voters,” conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News.
Barron previously told Fox News that “Hillary Clinton would be president” if celebrities had a net positive impact on elections. Tuesday's results echo that theory:
Taylor Swift made headlines by endorsing former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen in Tennessee’s Senate race, but he lost to incumbent Rep. Marsha Blackburn.