TENNESSEE: GOP Marsha Blackburn Wins Senate Seat

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Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn won Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday after a campaign yoked to President Donald Trump.

"Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me".

A conservative firebrand and a regular on cable TV news, Blackburn had campaigned as a committed Trump ally, even more so than many other Republican candidates this year.

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. She has worked with Ivanka Trump on child care issues. He was the only Democrat running for Senate to announce his support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his contentious confirmation process.

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

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She portrayed herself as a Republican firebrand, saying she carried a gun in her purse and unwaveringly supported Trump's plan to build a wall along the southern border.

Swift first spoke out against Blackburn in October.

She welcomed in Pence three times. Marco Rubio of Florida, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Thom Tillis of North Carolina also came along for separate campaign events. "And you know what?"

She made a final plea to her fans a week before the election in another Instagram post, which has garnered 759,401 "likes", so far. She will be the first woman in U.S.to represent her state in the Senate. When the pundits had all but counted her out, she just fought harder. "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 will now continue the fight as Senator.

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