New Poll of the Tennessee Senate Race Shows the 'Kavanaugh Bounce' Republicans Have Talked So Much About May Be Fading
A new poll from Vanderbilt University regarding the Tennessee Senate race indicates that Republican enthusiasm following the hard-fought confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may have been short-lived.
Democratic candidate and former governor Phil Bredesen has just a one percent lead over Republican candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn, with the candidates at 44 and 43 percent to replace retiring Republican Senator Bob Corker. Following the Kavanaugh hearings, Blackburn saw an eight point spike in support, while Bredesen lost some Democratic backing for saying he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh.
Earlier this month, Grammy winning singer and songwriter Taylor Swift took to Instagram to endorse Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee. While the post earned backlash from conservatives who once considered Swift an icon, voter registrations leapt in the immediate aftermath of her Instagram post.
Now Swift is back on Instagram to address voting for the 2018 midterms with her fans and followers. Specifically, Swift hopes to get the word out about early voting.
Video of Barack Obama Criticizing Kanye West in 2009 Is the Meme We Need After Kanye's Bonkers Oval Office Meeting
After Taylor Swift expressed support for Democratic candidates in Tennessee and angered conservatives, people reflected how fortunes changed over time. At one point, alt-right websites and social media circles held up Swift as their ideal woman.
But no longer.
Turns Out Taylor Swift's Followers Took Her Post Urging Them to Register to Vote Very Seriously, and Republicans Should Be Worried
Taylor Swift's Sunday Instagram post rallying her followers to register to vote appears to be paying off, with registrations surging weeks before November's midterm elections.
"You need to register, which is quick and easy to do," Swift told her fans. "October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting!"
Tomi Lahren Posted an Unintentionally Hilarious Tweet About Kanye West and Taylor Swift, Regretted It Almost Immediately
Far-right commentator Tomi Lahren is known for having unpopular and often baseless opinions. Whether she's comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan or mocking survivors of school shootings, Lahren's views aren't particularly popular.
Now, after pop singer Taylor Swift's instagram post announcing support for liberal politicians in Tennessee, Lahren's response is gaining traction for all the wrong reasons.
Taylor Swift has a reputation––no pun intended––for being notoriously apolitical, much to the chagrin of many fans and commentators over the years who have urged her to use her massive platform to effect positive change. She's now broken her silence, and it's to urge people to vote in the midterm elections, which are 28 days away.
"In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now," Swift wrote, adding that she "always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country."
Last week, Bruce Rowley was arrested for robbing a bank and throwing a portion of the money he stole over Taylor Swift's fence, all in the hopes of winning the Blank Space singer over, according to police reports obtained by TMZ.
Rowley, 26, was arrested after police chased him all the way from Rhode Island to Connecticut, according to NBC Connecticut. Police told the outlet that Rhode Island State Police initially located Rowley's jeep on the I-95, but he refused to stop the car.