Monday, 17 June, 2019

Marsha Blackburn: America has heard Tennessee loud and clear

Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Seat BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen
Patty Aguilar | 07 November, 2018, 14:23

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., was projected to easily defeat former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen in the state's closely watched U.S. Senate race Tuesday night, tightening the GOP's hold on the upper chamber of Congress. The race gained national attention after Bredesen, the state's former governor, received an endorsement from Swift, who was credited by CNN for "turning her Instagram into a get-out-the-vote fan page". The move is reported to have caused a spike in voter registrations, both nationwide and in Tennessee. It's expected to be a close race between Blackburn and Democratic Senate hopeful Phil Bredesen who previously was governor for the state.

Marsha Blackburn, a Republican congresswoman, was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night.

Describing herself as "hard core" and "politically incorrect and proud of it", Blackburn embraced her reputation as a conservative firebrand.

She told a cheering crowd at the Chattanooga event with Trump on Sunday: 'And if you want to vote no on Hillary Clinton and her cronies one more time, stand with me and let's win this election!' She has worked with Ivanka Trump on child care issues. However, my very good source in Tennessee told me Blackburn would likely win, so I wasn't too anxious. Thank you for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.

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Some 35 Senate seats were in play, as were nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature. A nationwide poll released Sunday by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal details the depth of the demographic shifts.

First elected to the House in 2002, Blackburn aligned with the tea party movement and regularly appeared on Fox News.

While his ability to legislate across - not only with Republicans in the Senate, but with President Trump, who remains popular in the state - was the crux of his pitch to voters, it wasn't enough.

'I'm sure Taylor Swift has nothing, or doesn't know anything about her.

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