Tennesseans bucked a couple of longtime trends last week when they elected Marsha Blackburn. Not only is she the state's first female U.S. senator. Voters statewide also showed a clear preference for a Republican who embodies what could be called "the tea party wing" of the GOP.
WPLN's Sergio Martínez-Beltrán has been reporting on the elections. He joins Jason Moon Wilkins to discuss what the voters’ choice of Blackburn and Governor-elect Bill Lee mean for Tennessee.
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