by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/03/18, 01:20 pm
Tennessee primary voters on Thursday picked candidates for the governorship and a critical U.S. Senate seat. Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn won their respective primaries and face off in a cutthroat race to help determine whether the 51-49 GOP Senate majority remains intact. Incumbent Republican Sen. Bob Corker chose retirement and tweeted his support for Blackburn, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump and hardliner on immigration.