Firebrand Marsha Blackburn retains Tennessee Senate seat for GOP

Firebrand Marsha Blackburn retains Tennessee Senate seat for GOP

These are not MY Tennessee values.

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. Indeed, Blackburn hitched herself to the President, who visited the state to campaign on her behalf three times since May, including Chattanooga in his final swing on Sunday night.

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.

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn took on Taylor Swift and won.

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.

"I think any other Democrat would be behind by 15 to 20 points", said Anthony Nownes, a professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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.

But Blackburn made her closing argument to voters about Hillary Clinton. 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.

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. She's a tremendous woman'. She will now continue the fight as Senator.