Blackburn wins Tennessee's US Senate race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) - Marsha Blackburn has won the Tennessee U.S. Senate race to replace Bob Corker.  

Corker, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a frequent critic of President Trump, is stepping aside after a dozen years. 

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The contentious campaign garnered attention from across the country, with Bredesen being among a handful of Democrats who had a viable shot at taking a Senate seat away from the GOP.

In the final days leading up to Tuesday, both candidates continued hitting the campaign trail hard. President Trump made a stop in Chattanooga Sunday night while stumping for Blackburn. 

Blackburn, with her firebrand style of tea party conservatism, positioned herself as close to Trump as any of this year's Republican Senate candidates. She holds similar views on the president's policies, from immigration to spending and taxes.  

Blackburn was a department store executive and state senator before winning a House seat for the Nashville suburbs 16 years ago.  

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