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 CooperOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Buttigieg targets Warren, Sanders on health care ahead of debate | Judge overturns ObamaCare transgender protections | Poll sees support drop for 'Medicare for All' The Memo: Democrats plunge into politics of impeachment Taylor Swift 'obsessed' with politics, says she's cautious about celebrity support backfiring for Democrats MORE (D-Tenn.) in a lengthy Instagram post that also took aim at the voting record of Bredesen's opponent, Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnGOP senator: 2020 candidates must recuse themselves from impeachment trial Apple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones GOP senators introduce resolution to change rules, dismiss impeachment without articles 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 CorkerRNC says ex-Trump ambassador nominee's efforts 'to link future contributions to an official action' were 'inappropriate' Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing 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.