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BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen

Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Seat

Bredesen angered Democrats and rabid liberals by announcing that he would have supported Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court, declaring that there was no evidence to support last-minute sexual assault allegations against him. Before that, she made a name for herself as a state lawmaker who helped lead the revolt against a proposed Tennessee income tax in the early 2000s. "I know the left calls me a wingnut, or a knuckle-dragging conservative", she told voters. Blackburn's campaign, meanwhile, shelled out about $12 million through mid-October, and outside groups some $31.6 million for her bid.

Bredesen succumbed to Marsha Blackburn, who took home 54.7 percent of the vote.

Republican Marsha Blackburn is victor of the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee.

'In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now, ' she wrote. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. Thank you for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.

Swift's endorsement caused a significant spike in voter registration and, since then, she repeatedly encouraged fans to vote, shared pics of people doing so on her Instagram Stories and shutdown "fear based extremism". She will be the first woman in represent her state in the Senate. "As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn", Swift wrote in a lengthy Instagram post that delighted many and predictably turned off Fox News personalities, who regularly rail on celebrities for voicing political opinions. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent'. She's a tremendous woman'.