Marsha Blackburn

Victory Speech - November 6, 2018

Marsha Blackburn
November 06, 2018— Tennessee
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THANK YOU ALL SO INCREDIBLY MUCH. I THINK OUR COUNTRY HAS HEARD TENNESSEE LOUD AND CLEAR. I THINK THAT YOU SEND A REALLY GOOD MESSAGE. TENNESSEANS WANTED A CONSERVATIVE SENATOR WHO WILL REPRESENT TENNESSEE VALUES. [INAUDIBLE] [APPLAUSE] WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS-WE ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ALL OF YOU. I KNOW YOU WANT TO KEEP THIS COUNTRY MOVING ON THE RIGHT TRACK. AND I AM SO INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE STOOD WITH US WHO HAVE STAYED STRONG, WHO HAVE WORKED ON THE GET OUT THE VOTES, AND WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH….

FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE VOTERS OF TENNESSEE. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN ME AND FOR HEARING OUR MESSAGE AND FOR GIVING ME YOUR VOTE. AND FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE THE FIRST WOMAN – AND JUST IMAGINE THAT, IT IS A CONSERVATIVE WOMAN TOO. YOU KNOW, ONE PERSON DOES NOT WIN A CAMPAIGN. IT TAKES A HOST OF VOLUNTEERS AND SO MANY OF YOU HAVE DONE THAT. OUR VOLUNTEERS KNOCKED ON OVER ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY TWO THOUSAND DOORS. YOU MADE 3 MILLION PHONE CALLS AND COUNTLESS PRAYERS. I THANK YOU FOR THOSE PRAYERS…. WE HAVE HAD THE MOST MASSIVE-MASSIVE GRASS ROOTS WE HAVE EVER SEEN. SO WE THANK YOU ALL FOR THAT.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR STAFF AND INTERNS. THE HAVE STAYED FOCUS, THEY HAVE STAYED COMMITTED, AND I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP TEAM, FORD BAKER… I THANK EACH OF YOU FOR THE GOOD WORK YOU HAVE DONE. OUR ENTIRE TEAM. THERE ARE A COUPLE PEOPLE I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO… THEY ARE-THEY ARE TRULY GREAT LEADERS OF OUR STATE. AND THEY HAVE BEEN GREAT LEADERS FOR OUR CAMPAIGN. I SAY A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE HESSLEM FAMILY, TO THE GOVERNOR, … AND TO BILL LEE AND MARIA. WE HAVE SO ENJOYED CAMPAIGNING WITH BILL AND MARIA. OF COURSE MARIA TAUGHT OUR SONS AND OUR DAUGHTERS DISCIPLESHIP, GREAT LEADERS. WE HAVE KNOWN THEM WELL FOR YEARS. TO MY FAMILY AND MY BROTHER AND SISTER ARE HERE, MY MOTHER, MIMI IS HERE. OF COURSE, YOU HAVE CHAD AND HILLARY AND PAUL, MARY MARK AND- AND OF COURSE YOU'VE GOT JACK AND CHASE, THE STARS OF OUR SHOW. AND MY HUSBAND CHUCK. AND- HE HAS BEEN OUR MOST ARDENT CAMPAIGNER AND WE HAVE AN ANNIVERSARY COMING UP ON FRIDAY.

I KNOW IT IS GOOD TO ENJOY THIS IS BEHIND. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU ALSO TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO HAS HELPED SUPPORT OUR FAMILY. CALLS, TEXT MESSAGES, WORLDS -- WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT, I THANK YOU. TO PHIL BREDISEN AND HIS TEAM, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE THEM ON A HARD-FOUGHT RACE. I HOPE THEY KNOW THAT MY DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN AND TO THEIR SUPPORTERS, I HOPE THEY WILL WORK WITH US ON BETTER TOMORROWS FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN. NOW, TO THE FUTRE. NOW, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY IF YOU ARE GOING TO CALL ME CONGRESSMAN OR CONGRESSWOMAN. OR CONGRESS LADY. NOW, SENATOR WILL DO.

THANK YOU, JOHN. YES, THAT IS GREAT. I TELL YOU, JOHN AND GRETCHEN, THE ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, I LOVE THIS. I WAS COMING THROUGH THE HALLWAY AND I HEARD GRETCHEN WITH REDNECK WOMAN AND I WAS LIKE THAT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES. I JUST YOU KNOW I LOVE IT. DARRELL'S HERE, DARRELL DID A GREAT

SO MANY OF YOU SAID THEY LOVE THAT COMMERCIAL. ALRIGHT A COUPLE MORE THINGS I WANT TO SAY. LET ME TELL YOU-LET ME TELL YOU THIS. I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THIS CAMPAIGN IS TENNESSEANS WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THEY HAVE LEADERS WHO ARE NOT GOING TO KICK A CAN DOWN THE ROAD ON THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT OUR NATION, THAT EFFECT OUR CHILDREN. THEY WANT LEADERS WHO ARE GOING TO TACKLE THE BIG PROBLEMS. THEY WANT LEADERS WHO ARE GOING TO BE THERE TO WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT AND KEEP THIS NATION ON THE PATH TO PROSPERITY WE ARE ON TODAY. AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW I'M GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE LEADERS.

I WANT TO SAY A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE PRESIDENT AND TO THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE SUPPORT. THEIR INTEREST IN THIS CAMPAIGN, THEIR SUPPORT, I HAVE ALREADY TALKED TO VICE PRESIDENT PENCE. AND MRS. PENCE. THEY ARE REALLY EXCITED FOR OUR FAMILY. THEY ARE EXCITED FOR OUR STATE. THEY ARE EXCITED FOR OUR COUNTRY. AND JUST AS I SAID ON DAY ONE OF THIS CAMPAIGN, I WAS RUNNING TO TAKE THOSE VALUES THAT WE SHARE AND TO WORK IN D.C. ON THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO SEE DONE. MORE CONSTITUTIONAL JUDGES, LOWER JUDGES, LESS -- TAXES, LESS REGULATION, MAKING CERTAIN THAT WE PROTECT LIFE, THAT WE DEFEND THE SECOND AMENDMENT, GET FEDERAL SPENDING UNDER CONTROL, AND THAT WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND OUR VETERANS AND… AND TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE BUILD THE WALL.

I KNOW A LOT ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE HERE TONIGHT AND THEY HAVE BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE OF ME. I THANK THEM FOR THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE ENDORSEMENT. THEY REMIND ME REGULARLY IF WE DO NOT SECURE THAT SOUTHERN BORDER, IT TURNS EVERY STATE INTO A BORDER STATE. EVERY TOWN INTO A BORDER TOWN. YOU HAVE MY COMMITMENT ON THAT. WE WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN YOU KNOW WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK EVERY DAY. I GET UP EVERY DAY AND I FIGHT FOR THE BIG FIVE, FAITH, FAMILY, FREEDOM, HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY. I HAVE ASKED YOU THROUGH THIS CAMPAIGN TO STAND WITH ME. TONIGHT IS NO DIFFERENT. I ASK THAT YOU STAND WITH ME AS WE WORK ON THESE ISSUES FOR OUR STATE, FOR OUR NATION. WE KNOW WE ARE GOING TO BE GOING TO WORK EARLY TOMORROW ON THESE ISSUES. THE TRANSITION BEGINS. I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING YOUR SENATOR. GOD BLESS TENNESSEE. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES. THANK YOU.