Laura Ingraham Mocks Taylor Swift Over Tennessee Democrat Losing Midterm Election

Clay Curtis
November 7, 2018

"The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn will defeat former Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen to replace retiring GOP Senator Bob Corker".

She portrayed herself as a Republican firebrand, saying she carried a gun in her purse and unwaveringly supported Trump's plan to build a wall along the southern border.

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. I am going to work as hard for you as you have worked for me. She will be the first woman in U.S.to represent her state in the Senate.

Bredesen had been viewed as one of the Democrats' best hopes in the party's quest to regain majority control of the Senate.

Bredesen angered many Democrats when he came out in support of Brett Kavanaugh's battle against sexual assault accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

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And Swift took to Instagram on Election Day, posing for a photo with a Bredesen campaign sign as she encouraged her followers to vote.

"I just really want those young people to know how important it is to the future of our country that you not get discouraged, that you stay engaged and you never, ever, ever give up", Bredesen said Tuesday night.

While his ability to legislate across - not only with Republicans in the Senate, but with President Trump, who remains popular in the state - was the crux of his pitch to voters, it wasn't enough. "And you know what?"

Afterward though, she managed to consolidate support across the GOP's various political circles, including from former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, who briefly opposed her in the primary and called for Corker to run again upon dropping out of the race. The September fight to confirm Kavanaugh significantly boosted Blackburn, who took her first lead in the RealClearPolitics polling average in early October.

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