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Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Seat

BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen

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.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn will win the race to represent Tennessee in the US Senate, CNN can project, outlasting a challenge from former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat who looked to run against his party to win in a state President Donald Trump won by 26 percentage points in 2016. She'll leave the House and become a senator on January 3, 2019, taking over the seat vacated by Republican Bob Corker, who is retiring.

Last month, Taylor Swift dipped her toe in politics when she took to Instagram to endorse Bredesen.

Corker, the outgoing senator, had backed Blackburn but refused to campaign against Bredesen, whom he considers a friend. 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. On the Democratic side, two Super PACs affiliated with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Pac and Majority Forward, collectively spent a minimum of $15 million. 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. Bredesen broke with many in his party to say he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh, but he waited until the day of the Senate vote to say so.

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A disproportionate share of those arrested and incarcerated in Florida are minorities, particularly African Americans. To see so many people in a room crying, hugging each other and really just celebrating years worth of hard work.

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

Blackburn took aim at Bredesen for donating to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and receiving campaign checks from high-profile Democrats.

"And just imagine this: It is a conservative woman to boot", she said to loud applause. "Having served at the state level as well as the federal level, Marsha will help bring power back to the states and truly make America great again".

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