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Marsha Blackburn wins Republican Senate primary in Tennessee

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn won her primary for U.S. Senate tonight. Our recent Axios/SurveyMonkey poll showed her leading Democratic nominee Phil Bredesen in the general.

Why it matters: 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the woman, and Blackburn could make history as Tennessee's first woman senator. She's got President Trump's endorsement, who called her "a wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her."