Bredesen fizzles in Tennessee

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These are not MY Tennessee values.

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn defeated her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen Tuesday evening in Tennessee's Senate race, virtually ensuring her party will retain their majority in the upper chamber.

Blackburn focused her campaign message on supporting President Donald Trump's agenda in an effort to appeal to the state's dominant Republican constituency.

Seems Laura was waiting to ambush Taylor on social media. the FOX News host fired off the snarky Tweet minutes after the network called the election in Blackburn's favor.

A high profile endorsement from pop singer Taylor Swift failed to give a boost to Democrat Phil Bredesen, who was declared the loser in Tennessee's Senate election.

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With 45 percent of precincts reporting, Blackburn had garnered a whopping 62 percent of the vote, compared to just 37 percent for Bredesen. Although Bredesen largely kept his distance from other well-known Democrats, Blackburn had no qualms bringing Trump and fellow national Republicans to Tennessee.

Bredesen, a Democrat who served as the governor of Tennessee from 2003 through 2011, was pilloried by ads tying him to unpopular Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the House and Senate Democratic leaders, respectively. She rarely diverged from Trump, and touted his proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall and tax cuts while blasting Bredesen's opposition to both.

Blackburn was elected to Tennessee's 7th Congressional District in 2002. "Now, senator will do", she said in her victory speech. But those advantages didn't extend to Blackburn, who had a 48 percent approval rating, according to that poll - 5 points lower than Bredesen.

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. She will now continue the fight as Senator.

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