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U.S Chamber of Commerce endorses Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee U.S. Senate race

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Wednesday picked up the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race, support that was not unexpected given the group's history of primarily backing Republican candidates.

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Democratic-aligned group targets Marsha Blackburn's US Senate campaign in FEC complaint

A liberal-aligned advocacy group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Republican Marsha Blackburn's U.S. Senate campaign and three conservative political organizations, alleging illegal communications between each and the campaign.

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Marsha Blackburn visits supporters in Athens

U.S. House of Representatives member Marsha Blackburn, a candidate for the United States Senate seat out of Tennessee being vacated by Bob Corker, made an appearance in Athens Monday to speak with supporters. Blackburn will face former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen in November.

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Bredesen agrees to 4 debates; Blackburn 'still finalizing' debate schedule

Tennessee Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen announced on Monday he has agreed to a series of four debates — three televised — to be held across the state, starting in September at Rhodes College in Memphis.

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Bredesen, Blackburn tackle farmers’ future at conference

The state’s next U.S. senator and governor will shape the future of farmers in Tennessee. Democratic candidate and former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen and with Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn spoke last week to farmers and Farm Bureau members at the 78th annual Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference in Franklin.

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Thomas: Let Blackburn help Trump with veterans

I served in combat on the rivers in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy, and now I serve my fellow veterans as the quartermaster of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1289 here in Chattanooga. We have about 400 members, all of whom have served our country faithfully over the past several decades.

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Blackburn campaigns on experience, not her gender

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who became the first woman from the Republican Party in Tennessee nominated as a candidate for a statewide office on Thursday, said it is her experience, not her gender, that interest voters in the race for U.S. Senate.

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Blackburn touts Trump endorsement in U.S. Senate race ad

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is keeping President Donald Trump at the center of her Senate campaign in her second TV ad.

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Election Results: Harris, Dean, Blackburn, Lee, Bredesen, Kustoff, Cohen Win

Yes, Virginia, there was a blue wave in Shelby County, Tennessee — at least it appeared so when all the votes were counted for the August 2nd election, which included a county general election, primaries for state and federal offices, and isolated other ballot matters. From Mayor-elect Lee Harris on down the ballot, Democrats swept all the races for county offices, and even picked up an extra seat on the County Commission, giving their party an 8 to 5 majority going into the next four years.

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Opinion | Thank you, Rep. Blackburn, for help with military family

I would just like to send a "shout out" for Marsha Blackburn, who is running for Tennessee U.S. senator. I believe my daughter's personal experience shows Ms. Blackburn's sincere desire to "be there" for our military families.

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Commentary: NRA’s Russia link has ties to Blackburn

Tennesseans know the old truism: If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. The universal meaning is simple: Be careful of the company you keep. Ask Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Since March, she has been reading more and more headlines and stories that link her longtime friend and former campaign president, attorney G. Kline Preston IV, to the NRA/Maria Butina Russian money and election meddling questions.

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Sohn: NRA's Russia link has ties to Blackburn

Tennesseans know the old truism: If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. The universal meaning is simple: Be careful of the company you keep. Ask Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Since March, she has been reading more and more headlines and stories that link her longtime friend and former campaign president, attorney G. Kline Preston IV, to the NRA/Maria Butina Russian money and election meddling questions.

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Trump-aligned poll shows Marsha Blackburn's lead over Phil Bredesen narrowing

A new poll from a political action committee supporting U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's bid for the U.S. Senate found her lead over former Gov. Phil Bredesen has narrowed in recent months.

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Blackburn narrowly tops latest fundraising; Bredesen makes another big loan in US Senate race

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn raised $2.61 million in the second quarter of the Tennessee U.S. Senate race, narrowly topping Democrat Phil Bredesen's haul of $2.43 million during the same period.

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U.S. Senate hopeful Blackburn says campaign war chest now at $7.3 million after successful 2nd quarter

Republican Marsha Blackburn says she raised more than $2.6 million during the second quarter in her campaign to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. The campaign says that means it has over $7.3 million in cash on hand for Blackburn's Nov. 6 general election effort and thus "remains well positioned" to succeed in her battle with former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen.

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Tennessee Senate race poll: Bredesen has lead over Blackburn in Democratic-aligned PAC poll

A recently formed Democratic-aligned political action committee that poured millions into the Republican U.S. Senate primary election in West Virginia is weighing into Tennessee's statewide race.

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Blackburn strategist: ‘Death by 10,000 cuts’ will beat Bredesen in Tennessee US Senate race

Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race will be won by “death by 10,000 cuts,” the top strategist for Republican Marsha Blackburn’s campaign said this week, likening Democrat Phil Bredesen to a soon-battered boxer who won’t survive the punches coming before the November election.

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Cooper: Blackburn earns shot at Senate

Former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker suggested when he was running for the United States Senate in 2006 that he couldn't imagine serving for more than two terms. Last fall, perhaps frustrated after dust-ups with President Donald Trump and perhaps irritated with the Senate's inability to tackle nondiscretionary spending seriously, he said two terms indeed would be fine with him. After a brief reconsideration of his decision early in the year, he made his decision to exit the Senate final.

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Sohn: Bredesen is a problem solver, Blackburn a problem maker

Tennessee's race to fill the seat of Bob Corker is among the make-or-break contests in the country as Democrats hope for a blue wave. In Phil Bredesen — a well-liked, moderate, former two-term Tennessee governor — we have the best conservative, independent, Democratic candidate we could possibly hope for.

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Blackburn praises Trump SCOTUS pick; Bredesen says would take nonpartisan approach in judicial confirmations

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn is praising President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy while Democrat Phil Bredesen re-emphasized he will take a non-partisan approach in judicial confirmations if elected.

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Pence to headline GOP Senate candidate Blackburn Chattanooga fundraiser this month

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Chattanooga later this month to boost Republican U.S. Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in a fundraiser.

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Blackburn brings campaign for U.S. Senate to Rogersville

U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-7th District), was in Rogersville on Saturday to stump for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Bob Corker. Blackburn spoke Saturday afternoon to a group of supporters at the Hawkins Co. GOP Headquarters in the former Miss Beas Perks and Pies location on Church Street.

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Blackburn stumps in Cocke County

United States Senate Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn made her first visit to Cocke County on Saturday afternoon, hosting a small event in front of supporters at the courthouse.

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Blackburn stumps in Cocke County

United States Senate Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn made her first visit to Cocke County on Saturday afternoon, hosting a small event in front of supporters at the courthouse.

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Blackburn letter to Commerce Chief Ross on trade tiff's Tennessee impact: 'We urge you to reconsider broad tariffs'

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn plans to raise concerns in a letter this week to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross regarding the impact of President Donald Trump's trade policies on Tennessee.

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Blackburn and Black speak at Grainger GOP Women’s Picnic

A drive toward Blaine on June 23 from Highway 11W in Jefferson County included narrow, wooded roads and a pass by Buffalo Springs, where a family filled a large container resting in the back of a pickup truck with water from the access pipe.

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Blackburn concerned about 'dwell time,' deployments for 101st Airborne

As U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn continues her campaign for U.S. Senate, she spoke Monday afternoon about challenges facing military families at Fort Campbell and across the state.

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Bredesen goes all out in Senate race with Blackburn

Over a lunch of hamburgers and tea in a sweltering, rural Bedford County barn on this family beef-cattle farm, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and a group of farmers talked trade, tariffs, soybeans and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.

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Marsha Blackburn shares Trump's message on campaign trail

Marsha Blackburn folded her umbrella as she walked through the doors of a Murfreesboro, Tennessee barbershop in the heart of the quaint strip on one of the town's main drags on a recent stormy Friday. It was her third stop of the afternoon, leading up to her appearance at the nearby Coffee County Reagan Day Dinner to raise money for the county's Republican Party.

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6 Rep. Marsha Blackburn: 'Liberals' and 'liberal judges' to blame for migrant family separations

Rep. Marsha Blackburn expressed sorrow Tuesday for immigrant children who are being separated from parents accused of entering the country illegally, but she placed the blame for the separation policy on “liberals” and “liberal judges” instead of President Donald Trump.

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Tennessee GOP Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn blames liberals in immigrant family separations

Tennessee's leading U.S. Senate candidates are decrying the separation of immigrant families at the border, with Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn blaming liberals.

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Opinion | Blackburn needs enthusiastic Republican endorsements to beat Bredesen

Republican Senate candidate and U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn can expect prominent (i.e., rich) Republicans to start having fundraisers for Democrat Phil Bredesen. The amount of money raised is not as important as it becoming a campaign meme. A small number of big names can create the impression that conservative Blackburn is being deserted by Republicans in favor of Bredesen.

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Victor Ashe: Blackburn-Bredesen contest is dividing families, Republicans

The highly competitive contest for the U.S. Senate between former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, 74, and GOP Congressman Marsha Blackburn, 66, not only splits Republicans but also families.

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Blackburn to speak at Grainger GOP event

The Grainger County Republican Women will be hosting their annual picnic next Saturday and organizers are excited about the lineup of who will be attending. Marsha Blackburn, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, will be the keynote speaker at the event. “We’re so excited to get Marsha into Grainger County,” said Kathy Adams, one of the event organizers. “That’s a big deal.”

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U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn on tariffs, running for Senate and rural broadband access

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn said she is “pleased” with her campaign at this point in the U.S. Senate race.

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Ahead of gathering, Blackburn, Bredesen say white nationalists not welcome in Tennessee

With white nationalists set to once again gather at a state park, both of Tennessee's top-tier U.S. Senate candidates are saying such groups are not welcome.

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Blackburn’s Scattershot Hits Surprise Targets

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is doubling down against Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat, hammering him as a liberal in the vein of Obama, Clinton, Schumer and Pelosi.

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Poll: Tennesseans hold more favorable views of Bredesen over Blackburn

Buoyed by independents and even some Republicans, former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen is viewed more favorably by Tennessee voters than Republican rival U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll.

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Bredesen challenges Blackburn on tariffs

U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen, D-Tenn., recently questioned his opponent, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and her stance on new tariffs proposed by President Donald Trump.

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Campaign trail brings Blackburn to county vets' museum

United States Congressman and Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn kicked off the Memorial Day weekend with a visit to Lebanon and the Wilson County Veterans Museum on Friday. The Republican candidate for Senate faces little resistance in the Aug. 2 primary and will presumably face Democrat Phil Bredesen, former governor and Nashville mayor, in the November general election.

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Blackburn, Bredesen both worried about potential new tariffs on auto, parts imports in Tennessee

President Donald Trump's eyeing of new tariffs for imported vehicles and auto parts is rolling into Tennessee's U.S. Senate race, with Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen both voicing concerns.

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Blackburn, Bredesen a 'Category 5' battle for Senate control | Sanford

Mitch McConnell rarely, if ever, makes a public statement without having a partisan political purpose.

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U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn visits Hartsville

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn was in Hartsville last Friday, meeting voters and talking about her campaign.

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Conservative group launching ads praising Blackburn 'no' vote on federal spending bill

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is among 13 GOP congressmen winning praise in a new national ad campaign funded by Americans for Prosperity for her vote against what the libertarian group calls a "wasteful" $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill.

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President Trump to hold Nashville rally during May 29 visit for Marsha Blackburn fundraiser

President Donald Trump is expected to hold rally at the Municipal Auditorium during his May 29 visit to Nashville for a fundraiser for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, according a city official familiar with the event.

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McConnell names Tennessee as battleground state that could help decide midterm Senate race

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., named Tennessee as one of nine battleground states he believes will decide control of the Senate in November's midterm elections.

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Tennessee senate race poll finds crucial voters view Bredesen better than Blackburn

Independent voters in Tennessee have a significantly more positive view of former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen than Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a new poll shows, as the race to replace U.S. Sen. Bob Corker continues to heat up.

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Blackburn headlines Carter County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

A consistent vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, build the border wall, end sanctuary city polices and generate more tax cuts.

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Victor Ashe: Governor Bill Haslam, other big names boost Marsha Blackburn in Knox

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, former Gov. Phil Bredesen’s Republican opponent for U.S. Senate in November, is having a fundraiser Thursday, May 17, in West Knox County hosted by Gov. Bill Haslam, GOP candidate for governor Randy Boyd, and Jim Haslam, father of Gov. Haslam. She is putting together a fundraising effort in Knox County.

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Opinion | Politicos laughing at Marsha Blackburn's blundering use of Don Sundquist

Recently, the Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate campaign rolled out former Gov. Don Sundquist to bash her front-running opponent — another former governor, Phil Bredesen — in newspaper columns across Tennessee.

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Around the State

Cocke County authorities have arrested a Morristown man in connection with an alleged robbery and theft over $1,000, in December, 2016. Jonathan Wesley Mullins, 30, Central Church Road was arrested by Deputy Chris Barnes.

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Last Word: Mimeo Move, Food Fight and Sundquist for Blackburn

There aren’t any renderings just yet of what a second convention center hotel with the 100 North Main Building as its centerpiece would look like. That’s probably a good thing for now because some of the specs and the footprint are still in flux. The developers of the proposed convention center hotel said as the weekend began that they plan a 600 room hotel and a complex that includes two 30-story towers in addition to the 37-story tall 100 North Main Building – the tallest building in the city. And the foot print will likely jump Second Street to take in the vacant Jefferson Plaza building. Here is the update and some perspective on how we got to this point.

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President Donald Trump to headline Marsha Blackburn fundraiser in Nashville

President Donald Trump is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in Nashville on May 29, according to an invitation sent out Friday from the Blackburn Victory Fund.

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Bredesen campaign fires back at Blackburn over 'driver licenses to illegal aliens' claim

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen’s U.S. Senate campaign issued a statement Friday firing back at comments made by U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn during a Thursday night Carter County Republican dinner.

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Carter County Republicans hold Lincoln Day Diner this Thursday

The Carter County Republican Party will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, May 10, at the dining room at Sutton Hall on the campus of Milligan College.

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Tennessee poll: Democrat Phil Bredesen holds narrow lead over Republican Marsha Blackburn in U.S. Senate race

Democrat Phil Bredesen holds a three-point lead over Republican Marsha Blackburn in the race for U.S. Senate, a poll released today shows.

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Marsha Blackburn Stops In Greeneville

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, stopped at the Greene County Republican Headquarters Friday to speak with voters and answer questions. She is opposed by former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat.

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Phil Bredesen holds narrow edge over Marsha Blackburn, new Mason-Dixon poll shows

Another poll on the U.S. Senate race between former Gov. Phil Bredesen and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has the Nashville Democrat with a narrow lead, according to a survey released Wednesday.

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Social media is censoring conservative speech

Rep. Marsha Blackburn warned Thursday that social media companies are censoring conservative speech and recounted for lawmakers her own experience last fall when Twitter blocked a video launching her campaign for Senate.

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Three Tennessee Republicans sign letter formally nominating Donald Trump for Nobel Prize

A group of House Republicans, including three from Tennessee, has formally nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Corker stands by praise of Bredesen, offers lukewarm support for Blackburn in Senate contest

Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Sunday defended his praise of Democrat Phil Bredesen but reiterated he still plans to support expected GOP nominee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the race to succeed him.

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Corker offers tepid endorsement of Blackburn for Senate seat

Retiring Sen. Bob Corker offered an anemic endorsement Sunday of Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the Republican contender hoping to succeed him, and even seemed reluctant to utter her name.

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Vice President Mike Pence endorses Marsha Blackburn's bid for Senate

Vice President Mike Pence threw his support Monday behind Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

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In Tennessee and other states where he's popular, GOP candidates embrace Trump and his agenda

Sen. Bob Corker may have questioned Donald Trump’s competence, but Rep. Marsha Blackburn thinks the president is making America great again.

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Bredesen, Blackburn Contrasted

There’s a basic difference between Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen, the two likely candidates facing each other Nov. 6 to succeed U.S. Sen. Bob Corker.

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Blackburn and Bredesen fret but adopt wait-and-see attitude on Trump trade strategy

In a state with 66,600 farms that cover 10.8 million acres with respectable production of soy beans, hogs, tobacco and cotton, there's more than a little nervousness about the U.S. possibly ending up in a trade war with China.

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Corker says he won’t campaign against friend Bredesen

While retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced he’s contributed to expected GOP nominee Marsha Blackburn, the former Chattanooga mayor told a Washington magazine he won’t be out campaigning in November against her opponent, Democrat and former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen.

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Blackburn, Bredesen each report raising $1.8 million from donors, PACs in latest filing US Senate filings

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn raised slightly more money from donors than former Gov. Phil Bredesen during the first three months of the year, according to disclosures from their respective campaigns for the U.S. Senate.

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While giving money to Blackburn GOP Senate bid, Corker says he won't campaign against friend Bredesen

While retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced he's contributed to expected GOP nominee Marsha Blackburn, the Chattanoogan told a Washington magazine he won't be out campaigning in November against her opponent, Democrat and former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen.

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Victor Ashe: Phil Bredesen raises over $80K at Knoxville fundraiser, plays down Senate opponent Marsha Blackburn

Former governor and U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen raised over $80,000 at a Knoxville fundraiser Thursday, April 5, at a Club LeConte luncheon with more than 80 people in attendance paying $1,000 each.

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Internet privacy bill gaining support after Facebook scandal

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Wednesday that support for her legislation to protect the privacy of internet users is growing in light of a massive privacy breach at Facebook.

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Sen. Bob Corker throws his support to Marsha Blackburn's campaign to succeed him

Sen. Bob Corker is throwing his support behind Marsha Blackburn’s bid to succeed him now that the state GOP has basically cleared the deck for her campaign.

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Former Governor Sundquist endorses Blackburn in Senate race

Former Governor Don Sundquist announced his support on Friday for current U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s bid for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Bob Corker this fall.

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Phil Bredesen holds double-digit lead over Marsha Blackburn in US Senate race, new MTSU poll shows

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen has a 10-point lead over U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, according to a new poll from Middle Tennessee State University

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Bredesen leads Blackburn in open-ended race for U.S. Senate

Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen held a 10-percentage-point lead over Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn among state voters in a head-to-head contest for the seat that will be vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, according to a Middle Tennessee State University poll released Thursday.

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Poll: Bredesen Leads Blackburn In Senate Race

Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen holds a 10-percentage-point lead over Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn among state voters in a head-to-head contest for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, according to the latest Middle Tennessee State University Poll.

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Franklin protesters ask Blackburn to listen to them on gun control

Sandra Barrett Hoomani stood on the Franklin Public Square with a sign in hand, asking Rep. Marsha Blackburn to listen to her stance on gun control.

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Blackburn stumps in Lakeway Area

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a candidate for U.S. Senate, stopped in Morristown last weekend at Davy Crockett Restaurant, her second stop in the Lakeway Area in two months.

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Marsha Blackburn picks up Diane Black's support in U.S. Senate bid

U.S. Rep. Diane Black is endorsing U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's bid for the U.S. Senate.

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Statewide candidates talk about infrastructure

What do statewide candidates say about infrastructure investment? Is investment in public infrastructure important? And should Tennessee have more dedicated revenue sources to pay for construction and maintenance of infrastructure across the state, or is the existing tax structure – primarily the state tax on fuel, and wheel taxes – sufficient to pay for what Tennessee needs to sustain and grow its economy?

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Poll: Bredesen holds narrow lead over Blackburn in Tennessee U.S. Senate race

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen has a slight edge over U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in a new poll on the U.S. Senate race from a Democratic-leaning firm.

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11 New poll finds Bredesen with narrow lead over Blackburn in US Senate race

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen has a slight edge over U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in a new poll on the U.S. Senate race from a Democratic-leaning firm.

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Commentary: Blackburn bill puts spotlight on opioids, her campaign

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn was accused of exacerbating the catastrophic opioid crisis by sponsoring legislation that made it easier for drug companies to deliver pain medication.

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Opinion | Marsha Blackburn cares more about drug sellers than Tennesseans torn by opioid crisis

Opioid abuse is costing each and every Tennessean approximately $4,793 a year, according to a study by the American Enterprise Institute. That includes the cost of overdose-related fatalities and the “nonfatal costs,” such as the costs of health care and substance abuse treatment, the costs to the criminal justice system, and the costs of lost productivity.

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McNally urges GOP to 'rally' around Blackburn U.S. Senate bid

Lt. Gov. Randy McNally on Wednesday threw his support to Marsha Blackburn's U.S. Senate GOP primary bid, calling on Republicans to unite around the Brentwood congresswoman as incumbent Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., weighs reversing his decision to retire.

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56 Tennessee GOP state representatives endorse Blackburn for U.S. Senate

Fifty-six of the Tennessee House's 74-member Republican Caucus are endorsing Republican Marsha Blackburn in her U.S. Senate effort, the campaign announced today.

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Violence in entertainment media should be part of safe schools debate

Rep. Marsha Blackburn urged the White House on Wednesday to look at violent movies, video games and other forms of entertainment as it considers ways to make schools safer in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting in Florida.

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Marsha Blackburn slates local breakfast; 'Mike Chase for Mayor' T-shirts printed

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn brings her campaign to Knoxville on Monday morning, March 12, with a breakfast at 8 at Rothchilds sponsored by former Knox County mayor Mike Ragsdale and his former chief of staff, Mike Arms.

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With Corker out, Blackburn wants to unify Republican Party to beat Bredesen

Shortly after Sen. Bob Corker made it official that he had decided not to re-enter the race and seek a third term, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn took to social media to try to unite the Republican Party.

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In U.S. Senate bid, Blackburn nets endorsements from 18 GOP state Senators

While U.S. Sen. Bob Corker continues to mull a potential bid for a third term, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is charging ahead, netting new endorsements in her bid for his seat while touting a poll with positive results for her campaign.

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Marsha Blackburn touts record, make subtle jabs at Bob Corker in Williamson County GOP speech

Without specifically mentioning Bob Corker, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn made several subtle jabs alluding to the two-term senator while speaking to a group of Republicans in her home district.

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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn worried about negative impact of Trump's tariff proposal

In a rare disagreement with President Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Friday that the recent tariff proposal on steel and aluminum imports could have a negative impact on Tennessee.

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Blackburn, Bredesen virtually tied in approval ratings in US Senate race, MTSU poll says

One year out from the 2018 Tennessee U.S. Senate race, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, and former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, a potential candidate, have “statistically indistinguishable” approval ratings, a new poll from Middle Tennessee State University has found.

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Blackburn campaign blasts skeptics of her viability as 'sexist' and ...

The comments cap a whirlwind day for the contest, with GOP primary frontrunner Marsha Blackburn's spokeswoman earlier in the day blasting critics responding to a Tennessee business group's poll indicating Bredesen holds a narrow lead over the Brentwood congresswoman, a favorite of Tennesseans in the GOP's hard right.

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Uncertainty, charges of sexism rock GOP primary as Sen. Bob Corker mulls another term

WASHINGTON — Reports that Sen. Bob Corker may be rethinking his decision to retire and that he might seek re-election have upended one of Tennessee’s hottest political contests, injecting uncertainty and charges of sexism into the GOP primary.

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Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn stumps in Bean Station

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn made a campaign stop in Bean Station Saturday and reinforced to Republicans there a familiar campaign theme.

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GOP candidates gather in Madison County

All the Republican primary candidates for governor and U.S. Senate appeared at the annual Reagan Day Dinner fundraiser held by the Madison County Republican Party Friday night.

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Marsha Blackburn on wrong side of net neutrality debate

Americans have grown all too accustomed to political posturing and outright doublespeak from our current Congress, but the dance being done by Tennessee’s own Representative Marsha Blackburn on the issue of Net Neutrality is truly something to behold.

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Bredesen’s decision shakes up Senate race

Bredesen, 74, will announce Thursday that he’ll campaign for the seat being vacated by Republican Bob Corker. The decision will set up a possible blockbuster race in 2018 against U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who represents parts of Maury County and southern Middle Tennessee.

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Blackburn to bring U.S. Senate campaign to Knoxville

Congressman Marsha Blackburnbrings her campaign for U.S. Senate to Knoxville on Saturday, Feb. 3, with an event hosted by state Rep. Jason Zachary. Blackburn faces former Congressman Steve Fincher in the August primary, and then one of them faces former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen in November. Having Zachary helping her campaign will be a plus.

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With Blackburn in Senate race, some Tennessee Republicans staying

Tennessee Republicans' 2018 political dominoes began falling into place Thursday after Gov. Bill Haslam announced he will not run to replace fellow Republican, friend and ally U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. Before day's end, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., announced her statewide bid in a video, describing herself as a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative" and adding she's "politically incorrect and proud of it."

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Marsha Blackburn holds key early advantage in Tennessee Senate race, poll finds

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is leading the pack in name recognition among the candidates in Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race, a new Vanderbilt University poll finds.

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Marsha Blackburn set to report fundraising $2 million in U.S. Senate race

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn will report raising $2 million in the first two months of her bid to be Tennessee's next U.S. Senator, according to her campaign.

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Rep Marsha Blackburn launches Senate bid

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is entering the 2018 U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker, ending a week's worth of speculation and immediately catapulting her to front-runner status as others consider launching their own bids.

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