BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen

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Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn.

Blackburn, who will become the first female USA senator in Tennessee history after projections showed she will defeat Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen, was scorned by Swift last month when the pop star announced she would be supporting Bredesen. Bredesen's moderate stances, he predicted, would give these voters an easy excuse not to vote for her. "Now, senator will do", she said in her victory speech. Marsha Blackburn calls herself a hardcore conservative proud to be politically incorrect and both candidates are trying to shape the race according to their own issues. When Sen. Bob Corker retired, there was plenty of talk that the Dems would claim this seat.

One of the most popular public figures in state history and the last Democrat to be elected statewide, Bredesen led much of the early polling and kept the race deadlocked nearly until the very end, thanks to support from GOP moderates and independents.

Bredesen had been viewed as one of the Democrats' best hopes in the party's quest to regain majority control of the Senate.

Pop superstar Taylor Swift even broke her political silence for the Tennessee contest when she went on Instagram to endorse Bredesen and encourage people to vote. I am going to work as hard for you as you have worked for me.

Blackburn, however, looked to highlight Bredesen's party affiliation at every turn, regularly tying him to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and some of the more high-profile liberal members of the legislative body.

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The Democrats won't be picking up a Senate seat in Tennessee.

She welcomed in Pence three times. "And you know what?" Blackburn's campaign, meanwhile, shelled out about $12 million through mid-October, and outside groups some $31.6 million for her bid.

While the race was in a dead heat, Blackburn's poll numbers began to rise not long after President Donald Trump came to the state to promote her among MAGA supporters.

"These two Tennessee women voted for the candidate who has proven himself to be reasonable and trustworthy", Swift captioned an Instagram photo posing with her mother.

"These are not MY Tennessee values", Swift wrote.

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