Speed Reads

2018 midterms

Republican Marsha Blackburn wins Tennessee Senate race

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn has won Tennessee's Senate race, ABC News and Bloomberg project.

With 13 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Blackburn was ahead of Democrat Phil Bredesen, the state's former governor, with 63 percent of the vote, per Bloomberg.

Bredesen and Blackburn were racing to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R), and most polls showed Blackburn a few points ahead throughout the race. Bredesen did get a high-profile endorsement from singer Taylor Swift, but it wasn't enough in the President Trump-supporting state.