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TN-Sen: President Trump to host campaign-style rally to boost Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid

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President Donald Trump is set to headline a campaign-style rally in support of Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid on May 29 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump will host a campaign-style rally in Nashville, Tennessee, next week to boost Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (R-Tenn.) Senate bid ahead of the August GOP primary.

What are the details?

According to the Tennessean, the rally will be held May 29 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

The rally will follow a fundraiser event that Trump is scheduled to headline on the same day. A private two-person roundtable with the president will cost more than $44,000, while a private photo session is going for $10,800 and general admission tickets for $2,700.

In what is predicted to be a tight race in an extremely important midterm election, Trump has already endorsed Blackburn, despite the GOP primary being more than two months away on Aug. 2.

Through the 2016 election and since, Blackburn has been an outspoken ally of Trump and his agenda. However, her vocal support for Trump's agenda and her perception as a hardline conservative ideologue may play against her, considering her likely Democratic opponent, former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, is seen as a moderate, yet pragmatic leader.

Both are gunning for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker (R). Corker announced his intention to retire from politics at the conclusion of his second Senate term in December.

Any new polls?

A poll released by Vanderbilt University last week showed that Bredesen has a significant favorability advantage over Blackburn.

The poll found 67 percent of Tennessee's registered voters view Bredesen favorably while just 49 percent view Blackburn favorably.

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