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d_r

(6,907 posts)
Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:48 AM Oct 2012

2nd Scott DesJarlais girlfriend talks

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

On the heels of a sex scandal involving a female patient, another woman has acknowledged having a sexual relationship with physician and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais while she was under his medical care.

DesJarlais is a Republican seeking re-election in the 4th District. In a prepared statement Saturday, his campaign did not dispute any specific allegations by the woman, instead condemning "personal smear campaigns that hurt families" and "have no place in politics."

The newspaper's exclusive adds a second voice to a storyline that has complicated DesJarlais' bid for re-election against Democrat Eric Stewart. The ex-girlfriend's recollections come nine days before the general election and three weeks after The Huffington Post reported that the anti-abortion congressman and Jasper physician had an affair with a patient and pressured her to get an abortion.

That bombshell put what seemed like a sure Republican seat into contention. A liberal "super PAC" poured $100,000 into an attack ad against DesJarlais, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee vowed to help Stewart in what quickly became one of 55 "red to blue" districts Democrats think they can win.

Read more: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/oct/28/2nd-desjarlais-girlfriend-talks-tennessee/

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2nd Scott DesJarlais girlfriend talks (Original Post) d_r Oct 2012 OP
Has he done the Jimmy Swaggart thing yet? Joe Bacon Oct 2012 #1
Intrade has suicide attempt at 50/50. 12AngryBorneoWildmen Oct 2012 #2
a dog Don C. Nuttin Oct 2012 #3
55 RED TO BLUE???? bucolic_frolic Oct 2012 #4
Ugly story but it gets a rec from me so it climbs the Greatest Threads ladder for more reads. nt riderinthestorm Oct 2012 #5
He is a "Christian Family Man" too Botany Oct 2012 #6
Good. It sounds like "spending more time with his family" is... Raster Oct 2012 #7
Dr. Evil NBachers Oct 2012 #8

bucolic_frolic

(44,567 posts)
4. 55 RED TO BLUE????
Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:43 AM
Oct 2012

Where has this information been hiding?

Last I heard, and that was early September, Dems were looking to gain
15 seats in the House.

Not much focus on the House races this year. Nate Silver's hardly mentioning
them from what I've seen.

Botany

(71,071 posts)
6. He is a "Christian Family Man" too
Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:29 AM
Oct 2012

Scott and his wife Amy, have three children: Tyler, Ryan and their little sister Maggie.
The DesJarlais family are active members of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Sherwood,
Tennessee where Amy grew up. From his web site

Looks like Scott he is in for the following:
Losing his race
Losing his 2nd marriage
Losing his medical license

?

Well he looks like a nice guy anyway

Raster

(20,999 posts)
7. Good. It sounds like "spending more time with his family" is...
Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:38 AM
Oct 2012

...is just what the doctor ordered.

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