Blackburn defeats Bredesen; becomes first Tennessee woman elected to Senate

Marsha Blackburn

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"Marsha Blackburn ran an outstanding campaign from start to finish. When the pundits had all but counted her out, she just fought harder. Marsha is the conservative champion we need in Washington to fight for the Trump agenda. She fought for Tennessee values in the legislature and in Congress. She will now continue the fight as Senator. I am grateful she will join a Senate majority in Washington committed to putting America First. Having served at the state level as well as the federal level, Marsha will help bring power back to the states and truly make America great again." -Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge)

NASHVILLE - Republican Marsha Blackburn on Tuesday won Tennessee's open U.S.