US Senate candidates make final campaign stops ahead of Election Day

U.S. Senate candidates make final push to get voters to the polls

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - On a chilly Election eve night, U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw spoke to a small group of supporters at her campaign headquarters in South Memphis.

At times, the single mother appeared emotional talking about her campaign.

“We are not only going to see blue dots across Tennessee united, we’re gonna see a blue tsunami,” said Bradshaw.

The environmental justice advocate’s grassroots campaign shocked the political world when she pulled out a Democratic primary win with less than a $25,000 war chest.

Race to replace Sen. Lamar Alexander

Businessman Bill Hagerty started his final full day campaigning in Shelby County.

He also made stops in Chattanooga and Nashville with Senator Marsha Blackburn campaigning by his side.

“I’m feeling tremendous energy out here. We’ve been campaigning from one end of the state to another,” said Hagerty.

This election has spurred huge interest in Tennessee. Over half of registered voters have already cast their ballots.

Both candidates made their last pitch to Election Day voters.

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“They see this as an important choice for America," said Hagerty. “A choice between the freedoms we’ve grown to love,  freedom of religion, second amendment freedom, the important freedom of life, caring for our military and our veterans, making sure we have secure borders.”

“Do you want your schools to be high quality? Do you want your environment to be free from pollution? Do you want an economy where you work 40 hours a week so you can take care of your family? If that’s what you want, you should vote Marquita Bradshaw because I’m here to represent the working people,” said Bradshaw.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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