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Rep. Blackburn Feeling Confident in Tennessee Race

(Fox News/"America's Newsroom")

By    |   Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:04 PM

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, with a Real Clear Politics lead of 6.5 points over Democratic rival Phil Bredesen, said Tuesday her campaign feels good, but has known all along the race to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker in Tennessee would be a tight one.

"This is his fourth statewide race; it is my first," the Republican lawmaker told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

"We knew that we were going to have to work hard to get our voters out there, get them to the polls, to be certain that they were focused on the future and what this race is all about. We've done a good job of that and we feel good about where we are."

Blackburn said she believes people in her state are backing her for many reasons, with one of the matters she hears most is about Supreme Court justices and federal judges.

"People want to see constitutionalists there," she said. "They want to keep their tax cuts. The Trump tax cuts are working in Tennessee...people are focused on what's happening with the caravan that's coming to the southern border. They want to see our border secured."

The race, though, has been a vicious one, said Blackburn.

"We had a Democratic congressman from the state who wanted me to commit suicide, jump off a bridge, then compared me to 'Waterboy,'" said Blackburn, adding that as head of the state's Democratic Party, Bredesen should be condemning this and other actions.

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Tuesday her campaign feels good, but has known all along the race to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker in Tennessee would be a tight one.
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