Marsha Blackburn Wins Hotly Contested Tennessee Senate Race

Frederick Owens
November 7, 2018

Laura Ingraham is rubbing it in Taylor Swift's face after the candidate the singer backed for the United States Senate lost his race in Tennessee.

News projects that U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn will become Tennessee's newest junior U.S. Senator, taking the seat held by former Chattanooga mayor and current U.S. Sen.

Blackburn has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump and his policies, campaigning on issues such as a securing the border, safeguarding the Second Amendment, ensuring constitutionalist judges get put on the bench, cutting taxes and regulation, defending the right to life, and more.

Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), one of Congress's most outspoken opponents of strict net neutrality rules, has won a US Senate seat.

Blackburn, a conservative lawmaker closely tied to the President, looked to nationalize the Senate race as much as possible, hoping to tap into the same conservatism that elected Trump in order to blunt some goodwill Bredesen had built up during his two terms as governor.

Democrats had hoped to pick up Tennessee as part of a narrow path to retaking the Senate. Blackburn will be the first female senator to represent her state.

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The race between Blackburn, a longtime conservative firebrand, and Bredesen, the well-liked former governor who had been out of office almost a decade, became one of the most high profile, contentious and expensive races in the country.

Blackburn defeated Democrat Phil Bredesen by 26 points, 62 percent to 36 percent.

President Trump said Blackburn 'is doing a very good job in Tennessee.

The race between Blackburn and Bredesen was neck and neck, with Bredesen even leading in multiple polls, up until the battle over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh took center stage.

In a lengthy post on Instagram about a month before the election, Swift said she could not support Blackburn because of her record of voting against women and the LGBT community. I am grateful she will join a Senate majority in Washington committed to putting America First.

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