U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais says he still holds the lead in the 4th Congressional District despite a growing number of claims that he dated patients. DesJarlais says he leads Democratic challenger Eric Stewart by 49 percent to 36 percent in a summary of an internal poll taken last week, after reports had been widely circulated [...]
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House Majority PAC, a Democratic political action committee, has posted a TV advertisement attacking U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-South Pittsburg, over last week’s abortion reports. The 30-second spot is the first TV ad hitting DesJarlais over the topic. House Majority PAC plans to spend $100,000 to air the ad in Nashville and Chattanooga. DesJarlais held [...]
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais appears to have been damaged by revelations that he pressed a patient with whom he’d had a relationship to go forward with an abortion, his opponent’s campaign said Wednesday morning. The portion of voters in the … Continue reading →
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Using stronger language than his response on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-South Pittsburg, said in a fundraising email that reports he discussed an abortion with a patient with whom he’d had an affair are “false, personal attacks” and “desperate … Continue reading →
Monday morning dawned on the nation, and, lo, there were two scandals involving Republican congressmen. Democrats issued statements that highlighted the connections to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, and DesJarlais responded. On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, an umbrella group … Continue reading →