Thursday, 15 November, 2018


Firebrand Marsha Blackburn retains Tennessee Senate seat for GOP

Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Seat BLACKBURN TAKES TENNESSEE: GOP Candidate Defeats Democrat Phil Bredesen
Bennie Garza | 08 November, 2018, 02:47

Blackburn worked to undermine Bredesen's popularity and reputation as an independent thinker by tying him to national Democrats at every turn. 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.

"Now, you don't have to worry if you're going to call me congressman, or congresswoman, or congress lady". 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.

John Geer, Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University and political science professor, said in the lead-up to election night that moderate Republicans who were drawn to figures like outgoing Gov. Bill Haslam and Sen.

Bredesen succumbed to Marsha Blackburn, who took home 54.7 percent of the vote. "We want to congratulate Senator-elect Blackburn on a hard-fought victory and look forward to her working in the U.S. Senate to confirm conservative judges, push pro-growth reforms and advocate for policies that improve the lives of all Tennesseans".

Swift's endorsement caused a significant spike in voter registration and, since then, she repeatedly encouraged fans to vote, shared pics of people doing so on her Instagram Stories and shutdown "fear based extremism".

On Tuesday night, she was happy to claim a piece of Tennessee history for women in the Senate. She fought for Tennessee values in the legislature and in Congress. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape.

'I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. "I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent", she wrote.

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