Trump holds rally in Nashville — live updates

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President Trump is holding a rally Tuesday night in Nashville, as Republicans hope to keep a Tennessee Senate seat red.

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, is vying to win the seat, which is up for grabs with Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s retirement. But she faces stiff competition in Democrat Phil Bredesen. Recent polling has shown them neck-and-neck in a state that voted for Mr. Trump by 16 points.

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The president endorsed Blackburn on Twitter last month, saying Blackburn is “great on the military, border security and crime.”

Mr. Trump is expected to continue to campaign around the country to help elect or reelect Republicans, as Republicans hope to increase, or at least hold, their majority in the Senate. 

People were already lined up for the president’s speech Tuesday morning. Mr. Trump is expected to take the stage at the Municipal Auditorium just after 8 p.m. ET, or 7 p.m. local time.

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