Taylor Swift posts on Instagram she voted for Bredesen in Tennessee
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Taylor Swift on Tuesday said that she voted for Democrat Phil Bredesen in the Tennessee Senate race, and urged her social media followers to cast a ballot in the midterms.

The "Reputation" and "1989" singer posted a photo to Instagram of herself and her mother holding American flags next to a "Bredesen for Senate" sign. 

"These two Tennessee women voted for the candidate who has proven himself to be reasonable and trustworthy. We want leadership, not fear-based extremism," Swift wrote. "Early voting goes til Thursday and Election Day is November 6. Please don’t sit this one out," she added.

Swift had been famously tight-lipped about politics throughout her career, but shook that trend last month when she endorsed Bredesen and Rep. Jim CooperJames (Jim) Hayes Shofner CooperCurrent, former lawmakers celebrate release of new book on Jack Brooks, 'The Meanest Man in Congress' Top Armed Services Republican: 'I don't think anybody is satisfied' with Space Force proposal Bipartisan group asks DHS, ICE to halt deportations of Iraqi nationals MORE (D-Tenn.) in a lengthy Instagram post that also took aim at the voting record of Bredesen's opponent, Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnHillicon Valley: Google delays cutting off Huawei | GOP senators split over breaking up big tech | Report finds DNC lagging behind RNC on cybersecurity GOP senators split over antitrust remedies for big tech Graham warns of 5G security threat from China MORE (R-Tenn.).

The pop superstar again urged fans to vote during an acceptance speech at the American Music Awards, and has spent recent days reposting photos to her Instagram story of users who tagged her to let her know they voted early.

Vote.org said in the 24 hours following Swift's endorsement it saw 65,000 new voter registrations filed in Tennessee.

Bredesen and Blackburn are vying to replace retiring Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerJeff Daniels blasts 'cowardice' of Senate Republicans against Trump Corker: 'I just don't' see path to challenge Trump in 2020 Ex-GOP Sen. Corker: Trump primary would be 'good thing for our country' MORE (R).

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election forecaster, rates the race a "toss-up," and a RealClearPolitics average of polls in the race shows Blackburn with a 6.5 percentage point lead.