Trump looms weigh large as Tennesseans in the GOP Governor’s elections strong and decisive Senate fight

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Immigration is a top issue for the people of Tennessee: Rep. Black

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) says that immigration is a hot topic for the citizens of Tennessee.

US-rep Marsha Blackburn won the Republican nomination in Tennessee’s open U.S. to replace the Senate race, the retirement of sen. Bob Corker, has significant consequences for the Democrats, the chances for the circulation of the 51-49 Republican Senate majority in November.

Blackburn easily overcame minimal opposition on Thursday to a primary. And the former Gov., Phil Bredesen, who won the state Democratic primaries on Thursday, the long looked past the primaries on their upcoming Bundestag election matchup.

Surveys have shown that Blackburn and Bredesen are neck-and-neck in the race, the Fox News currently a tossup. Blackburn was elected the first woman to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee voters.

Phil Bredesen, left, and Marsha were projected Blackburn to win their respective primary battles and face off in a key Senate battle in November.


She calls herself a “hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative” who would fight for President Donald Trump on the agenda.

Bredesen is running as an independent thinker, says he is working with the trump card, if its ideas, if you don’t make sense for Tennessee, and against him.

It was still too close to call primary in the state on the hard-fought GOP Governor’s elections. President Trump has not endorsed, to replace a candidate in the race, but his shadow loomed large in the race, the state, is term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam.

Rep. Diane Black, businessman Randy Boyd, state Rep. Beth Harwell and business man Bill Lee is among the top Republican candidate in the Tennessee gubernatorial race.

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.@DianeBlackTN to be running for Governor of TENNESSEE & is a strong supporter of #MAGA agenda of tax cuts, military $$ & a supporter of the right to life-policy. There are great candidates, but Diane is my girlfriend, for years, and we worked together in the house, and she has my support!

— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) 27. July 2018

Former Nashville mayor Karl Dean, a moderate, won the Democratic primary for the state of the lieutenancy to defeat state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, a mostly friendly race. But the results in the Republican gubernatorial primary contest will reverberate, National, serves as an indicator of Trump’s enthusiasm in a state that supports it, two digits in the year 2016.

The top four Republican contenders for Governor have to fight spent a combined $40 million of their own personal wealth, who is more dedicated to Trump, records, and the President of the continuing race highlights at the end of the influence in the state.

U.S. Rep. Diane Black is facing off against former state economic development chief Randy Boyd, businessman Bill Lee and state House Speaker Beth Harwell.


Former Gov., Phil Bredesen, front center, campaigning Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn., in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Bredesen and Republican US-rep Marsha Blackburn confronted, to replace the only minor primary opposition in their races, and retired Republican Sen. Bob Corker.


Vice President Pence has offered his support for the Black. But Trump, who has a 56% approval rating in Tennessee, stopped short of in favour of it, in spite keep you at his side, and praised you at several events.

Meanwhile, the Democratic and Republican Senate primaries on Thursday, less drama but, perhaps of even greater national importance.

The Blackburn-Bredesen showdown is among several racing ultimate trump card, the plans to retain control in the Senate, where the Republicans defending a narrow two-seat majority. If Democrats nominate the repetition of the Senate, to hinder it a serious blow to trump’s agenda, would be his ability to the Federal judge and all, but kill the prospect of signature initiatives, such as a southern border wall.

Trump has endorsed, Blackburn, an eight-term Congressman, and traveled to Tennessee in may, a campaign for you. Blackburn told Fox News at the time that Trump had helped support her candidacy momentum build “.”

Blackburn served on Trump, the transition team and has not shied away from embracing the President. It is one of the legislators that their signature on a letter of nomination, the him for the Nobel peace prize.

In a Thursday appearance, Governor Haslam Blackburn candidacy touted. The Governor suggested that the maintenance of Republican Senate control is important, in part, because Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, would lose his health Committee-chair, among other leadership changes.

Bredesen, 74, has contributed to its viability in the red state, by assuring the electorate that he is not Hyper partisan and promising he “is” the trump card. If he is elected, he becomes the first Democrat to win a Senate campaign in the Volunteer State since Al Gore in 1990.


A graduate of Harvard in the value of tens of millions of dollars, Bredesen has announced that his business credentials, saying that she will help him win the “economic Republicans, the more traditionally-minded Republican” in November.

He also has some high-profile support of his own. Corker, a Republican and frequent Trump’s critics, praises Bredesen in the race, called him a “very good mayor, a good Governor, a very good business man.”

In contrast, Corker often has harsh words for Trump. After the deadly violence in protests in Charlottesville, Va., last August, Corker said that Trump had shown, neither the “stability and some of the expertise, he is under prove must, in order to be successful.”

And in a dramatic moment during a hearing in July, Corker, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, pressed to explain what he characterizes as a Trump the “targeted” efforts to sow misinformation and discord.


Corker, the Chairman of the Senate foreign relations Committee, has previously not lovable could groups him to many of his member confirmed his attacks on Trump.

Tennessee, like their neighbors to the South, was once dominated by Democrats. But it has not yet elected to statewide office since 2006, and in 2012, Republican super-majorities secured in both houses for the first time since the reconstruction.

The voters decided on candidates for the nine-to-house race on Thursday.

Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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