Blackburn leads Bredesen in senate race, according to new CBS poll

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Volunteer State is one state national analysts continue to focus on, particularly because a democratic win could lead to a different-look U.S. Senate after the 2018 mid-term elections.

If Sunday's CBS Battleground Tracker poll are any indication, both senate seats in Tennessee could stay with the Republican party.

Blackburn would be the first female to hold one of Tennessee's two U.S. Senate seats.