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: Cohen clashes with GOP over Trump allegations Why Democrats are pushing for a new nuclear policy The 15 Democrats who voted against Pelosi MORE (D-Tenn.) in a lengthy Instagram post that also took aim at the voting record of Bredesen's opponent, Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTaylor Swift says she wants to get more involved in politics Bipartisan lawmakers introduce resolution supporting vaccines Hillicon Valley: Cohen stuns Washington with testimony | Claims Trump knew Stone spoke to WikiLeaks | Stone, WikiLeaks deny | TikTok gets record fine | Senators take on tech over privacy 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 keeps tight grip on GOP Brexit and exit: A transatlantic comparison Sasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger 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.