Pop singer Taylor Swift’s poor choice in men extended to the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee when last month she endorsed Democrat Gov. Phil Bredesen for U.S. Senate. He lost to Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Speculation of a “Taylor Swift effect” motivating young voters proved moot. And she lost gigs as a result.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, an eight-term congresswoman, defeated Bredesen 55 percent to 43 percent. She had trailed Bredesen in the polls throughout the summer, but gradually closed the gap, and took the lead within a month prior to Election Day.
President Trump rallied on her behalf in Tennessee, perhaps the man Swift should have endorsed.
Blackburn is Tennessee’s first female U.S. senator, replacing the retiring Bob Corker.