Republican Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn responded to singer Taylor Swift’s endorsement of her Democratic opponent on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday and said the voters won’t be swayed by an entertainer’s political opinion.
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“What we know is that Tennesseans care about the story of their life. Not the story of their day and really what they are focusing on is our positive message,” Blackburn said. “It is getting through and that is what is going to carry people to the polls.”
Swift came out with an Instagram post back on October 7 endorsing Democrat Phil Bredesen over Blackburn, citing concerns over LGBT rights and rampant racism.
Blackburn said her platform of installing solid Constitutional judges and limiting government regulation will win her the election and claimed Bredesen has a cloud of sexual harassment scandals hanging over him.
“They like this message of less regulation, economic growth. Good constitutional judges,” Blackburn continued. “And they’re remembering and finding out some of the things about Phil Bredesen — The sexual harassment scandals that plagued his administration with some of his cabinet. He had two tracks. One for friends of Phil, the other for everybody else.”
“Our message is getting through,” she added. “I was out in west Tennessee yesterday and we just had great crowds. Great response. I was in Jackson for a get out the vote rally last night and people are showing up. They want to make certain we have a conservative in the U.S. Senate.”
Blackburn also said Democrats have told her they are willing to support her candidacy, because of the controversy surrounding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and because of her push to appoint constitutional judges.
“I talk to some of those identify themselves as Trump Democrats and what I find is that they are going to show up and they’re voting for me. And the reason why is because they do like having those constitutional judges,” she concluded. “They are so pleased that we have Justice Kavanaugh on the bench now. That matters. They want to keep the Trump tax cuts.”