Blackburn, who will become the first female USA senator in Tennessee history after projections showed she will defeat Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen, was scorned by Swift last month when the pop star announced she would be supporting Bredesen. That race gained national attention after pop star Taylor Swift endorsed Bredesen, a relative moderate who had won two statewide elections.
Before the election, the 28-year-old singer - who had not previously weighed in on politics - said Blackburn had a voting record that "appalls and terrifies" her. Tennessee is a deep red state, and while Blackburn seems likely to enjoy a victory that will have her move from the House to the Senate, the fact that it's even so close may give some solace for Democratic political operatives.
Republican Marsha Blackburn is victor of the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee.
Truex trying to keep focus on his title shot
Harvick blew past Ryan Blaney on the overtime restart and secured his spot in the championship by defending his title in the race. After the first of the late restarts, Harvick was on the inside and was able to keep Blaney from clearing him on the backstretch.
She told a cheering crowd at the Chattanooga event with Trump on Sunday: 'And if you want to vote no on Hillary Clinton and her cronies one more time, stand with me and let's win this election!' 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.
Blackburn, an eight-term congresswoman, had allied herself closely with President Trump.
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 just imagine this: It is a conservative woman to boot", she said to loud applause.