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Taylor Swift just endorsed two Democratic candidates running for office in Tennessee

October 08,2018 03:20

She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.and more »

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Taylor Swift endorsed Democratic candidates for office in her home state of Tennessee.
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Taylor Swift endorsed two Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee in an Instagram post Sunday evening.
Swift admitted she's been reluctant to publicly voice her political opinions in the past, but said she was ready to speak up "due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years."
The 28-year-old said she was spurred to speak out in opposition of Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who represents Tennessee's 7th District and is running against Phil Bredesen for a US Senate seat.
She says she plans to vote for Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Senator Phil Bredesen (D-TN), who sparked controversy for voicing support for Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.

Taylor Swift endorsed two Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee on Sunday night in a rare moment of political activism.
Swift admitted she's been reluctant to publicly voice her political opinions in the past, but said she was ready to speak up "due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years."
"I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country," she wrote in a lengthy post.
"I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent."
The 28-year-old said she was spurred to speak out in opposition of Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who represents Tennessee's 7th District and is running against Phil Bredesen for a US Senate seat.
"As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry."
"These are not MY Tennessee values."
Instead, she says she plans to vote for Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Senator Phil Bredesen (D-TN), who sparked controversy for voicing support for Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
Swift, who spent much of her teenage life in Tennessee, previously endorsed the March For Our Lives movement, though has faced criticism in the past for largely remaining silent on her political views.

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