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 CooperLive coverage: House Oversight examines Trump family separation policy House panel OKs space military branch Overnight Defense: Officials approved sending Saudis nuclear technology after Khashoggi killing | Space Command pick warns of challenges ahead | Lawmakers clash over bill blocking low-yield nukes MORE (D-Tenn.) in a lengthy Instagram post that also took aim at the voting record of Bredesen's opponent, Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnIs there internet life after thirty? Taylor Swift defends staying out of the 2016 election: 'I just knew I wasn't going to help' The 23 Republicans who opposed Trump-backed budget deal 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 CorkerTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Meet the key Senate player in GOP fight over Saudi Arabia Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' 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.