David Byrne Suing Charlie Crist

...over copyright infringement for use of one of his songs in a Crist political ad:
Add David Byrne to the growing list of musicians who are suing politicians for using their music without permission on the campaign trail. The Talking Heads frontman is taking legal action against Charlie Crist after the Florida governor used the group's 1985 hit "Road to Nowhere" in a campaign ad slamming then-Republican primary candidate Marco Rubio, Billboard reports. In the lawsuit filed today in Tampa, Florida, Byrne claims Crist didn't ask for or receive permission from either Byrne or Talking Heads' label Warner Bros to use the song; Byrne also asserts that such use wrongfully insinuates Byrne's endorsement of Crist's candidacy. The singer is seeking $1 million in damages.

"I was pretty upset by that," Byrne told Billboard. Even though Warner Bros has managed to get the campaign ad pulled, Byrne says that "the damage had already been done by it being out there. People that I knew had seen [the ad] so it had gotten around. It's about copyright and about the fact that it does imply that I would have licensed it and endorsed him and whatever he stands for." Byrne is suing for $1 million because it's the amount he's typically offered for use of his songs in commercials.
I wonder if Democrats ever have any trouble getting licenses to play songs in commercials or at political events?