"Marsha Blackburn wants it to be a national referendum on Trump and Bredesen wants to deal with local Tennessee issues and solving problems". Before that, she made a name for herself as a state lawmaker who helped lead the revolt against a proposed Tennessee income tax in the early 2000s.
"Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me".
The Democrats won't be picking up a Senate seat in Tennessee.
Blackburn, however, looked to highlight Bredesen's party affiliation at every turn, regularly tying him to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and some of the more high-profile liberal members of the legislative body.
Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn took on Taylor Swift and won.
Trump, who carried the state by 26 percentage points in his 2016 election, ventured to Tennessee last month to campaign for Blackburn, telling supporters that "a vote for Marsha is really a vote for me and everything that we stand for".
Pop superstar Taylor Swift even broke her political silence for the Tennessee contest when she went on Instagram to endorse Bredesen and encourage people to vote. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. "This is very humbling, and I will not let you down". I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. She voted against equal pay for women. "I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent", she wrote. "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.
"And just imagine this: It is a conservative woman to boot", she said to loud applause.