Knoxville, (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist joined Republican Senate nominee Bob Corker on the campaign trail in Knoxville.
Corker and Democrat Harold Ford Junior are competing for the seat Frist now holds.
Frist told a grass-roots crowd of nearly 1,000 that the race is among the most consequential elections he's seen.
Frist said the election could change the partisan balance in the Senate and ultimately the direction of the country.
He said candidates like Corker, a millionaire developer and former Chattanooga mayor, can help translate dreams into reality.
Frist joined Corker for a Williamson County rally Monday night and is scheduled to stay with the campaign on a swing through Republican-rich East Tennessee Wednesday.
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