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Tennessee GOP congresswoman, state Democratic chairman trade barbs over shutdown

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NASHVILLE — U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., today blamed President Barack Obama and his Democratic congressional allies for today's partial federal government shutdown and predicted the standoff will have little effect.

"I think you may see a partial shutdown for several days," Blackburn said earlier today during an appearance on Fox & Friends. "But people are probably going to realize that they can live with a lot less government then what they thought they needed."

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron later fired back at Blackburn and her fellow congressional Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.

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