Taylor Swift Loses Tennessee Senate Race

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It's expected to be a close race between Blackburn and Democratic Senate hopeful Phil Bredesen who previously was governor for the state.

The host of Fox News' "Ingraham Angle" took to Twitter after the results came in to chide Swift, quoting lyrics from her song "Shake It Off".

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

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

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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.

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.

And Swift took to Instagram on Election Day, posing for a photo with a Bredesen campaign sign as she encouraged her followers to vote. Swift's pick for U.S. Representative, Jim Cooper, won his race against Jody Ball with 67.8 percent of the vote, though, helping the Democrats to gain control of the House. In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.

'She voted against equal pay for women. Thank you for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent'. She fought for Tennessee values in the legislature and in Congress. She's a tremendous woman'.

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