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Never underestimate the ability of a Republican to swallow jaw-dropping levels of hypocrisy by one of their own.
Latest count from AP has challenger Jim Tracy ahead of Rep Scott DesJarlais R-TN by 4 votes #TN04 — @jamiedupree
You remember Rep. Scott Desjarlais (R-TN), the "pro-family" guy with a history that includes "alleged spousal abuse, serial adultery, sexual relationships with patients and at least three occasions of encouraging a woman to have an abortion (twice his soon-to-be-former wife, once a patient)." Well, he might just win in this very tight primary.
Right now it's down to absentee and provisional ballots. Tennessee doesn't have an automatic recount, although candidates can go to a judge to request one. There's no available estimate on how many absentee and provisional ballots are still out there, so there's a slim possibility that Tennessee's fourth district voters can redeem themselves by booting DesJarlais. That's an exceedingly slim possibility, considering he's contending so strongly in this race.
Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 08:14 AM PDT.