What you can get away with in deep red districts

Court transcripts from Tennessee Congressman Rep. Scott DesJarlais his 2001 divorce trial were obtained by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The Tennessee Republican tea partyer, a former physician, had admitted to sexual relationships with patients and supported his wife's abortions.

The story here LINK

Note below why this didn't come out before the election. Someone has a friend on the bench:

DesJarlais was dogged by stories of his past affairs during his re-election campaign this year. A story in the Huffington Post on Oct. 28 alleged that he encouraged a patient he impregnated to have an abortion. DesJarlais, who espouses an anti-abortion platform, denied that the woman became pregnant or had an abortion, and said the relationship took place during his divorce proceedings.

A freshman, DesJarlais easily clinched re-election Nov. 6 in Tennessee's 4th District over Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart. DesJarlais had been heavily favored to win, but the scandalous reports prompted some Democrats to invest in opposing his candidacy in the campaign's final weeks.

The Times Free Press reports that the state Democratic Party attempted to obtain DesJarlais' divorce trial transcripts before the election, but the court delayed the release of the 679-page document.

Originally posted to la motocycliste on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:19 PM PST.

Also republished by Three Star Kossacks.

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