Post Tagged with: "Scott DesJarlais"

While Not Privy To Top Negotiations, Tennessee’s Diane Black Says She’ll Support Budget Deal

While Not Privy To Top Negotiations, Tennessee’s Diane Black Says She’ll Support Budget Deal

by / on December 11, 2013

Tennessee Congressman Diane Black is urging her colleagues to support the two-year budget deal. The Republican from Gallatin served on the bi-partisan committee, which came up with the deal.

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Congressman Scott DesJarlais says he will not vote for a funding compromise. Credit: ulises george via Flickr

Congressional Watch: TN’s House Republicans Vote No On Budget Deal

by / on October 16, 2013

Updated 10:05 pm Brentwood Republican Marsha Blackburn says she can’t support the Senate’s budget deal “in its current form.” She accuses the Obama Administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of refusing to negotiate on drivers of the nation’s debt.

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On Syria, Everyone Has An Opinion

On Syria, Everyone Has An Opinion

by / on September 5, 2013

Members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation have begun telegraphing how they may vote on US military intervention in Syria. Non-elected Middle Tennesseans weigh in as well.

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Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

by / on August 20, 2013

With State Rep. Joe Carr out of the 4th District congressional race, Republican strategists say the days of embattled incumbent Scott DesJarlais may be numbered.

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DesJarlais Divides Murfreesboro Voters

DesJarlais Divides Murfreesboro Voters

by / on August 7, 2013

Congressman Scott DesJarlais officially kicked off his re-election campaign Wednesday, but revelations about his past have already drawn two primary challengers. Both are beating the incumbent in the all-important money race and have deep ties to the new population center of the 4th Congressional District. 

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US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

by / on July 16, 2013

Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais more than $39,000 in the second quarter, lagging behind his challengers in the 4th district Republican primary.

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Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

by / on January 16, 2013

Most of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation is either balking or staying silent in response to the gun control plan President Obama unveiled today.

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Tracy ‘Running to Win’ against DesJarlais

Tracy ‘Running to Win’ against DesJarlais

by / on January 2, 2013

State Senator Jim Tracy of Shelbyville released a list of early supporters as he announced his primary challenge to Congressman Scott DesJarlais. They include some of the top Republicans in state government, including Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, Senator Bill Ketron – who had been mulling a run of his own – and former Governor Winfield Dunn.

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Carr Throws Exploratory Hat in DesJarlais Ring

Carr Throws Exploratory Hat in DesJarlais Ring

by / on December 20, 2012

A state representative from Rutherford County is the first to take formal steps toward challenging Congressman Scott DesJarlais in a Republican primary. Joe Carr announced an exploratory committee Thursday.

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For Triumphant TNGOP, the Less Said on DesJarlais, the Better

by / on November 30, 2012

When the Tennessee Republican Party’s executive committee meets Saturday, there will be an elephant in the room, and it’s not the GOP mascot. The party’s jubilation over gaining super-majorities in the state legislature is tempered by the scandal that unfolded around incumbent Congressman Scott DesJarlais.

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DesJarlais Asks for Forgiveness

by / on November 30, 2012

Congressman Scott DesJarlais asked for forgiveness from his constituents this morning, during an appearance on a talk radio program. The Republican from Jasper has been on the defensive, since transcripts were released of divorce proceedings from his first wife.

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DesJarlais Steadfast Despite Latest Complaint

DesJarlais Steadfast Despite Latest Complaint

by / on November 29, 2012

Tennessee’s congressional delegation remains tight lipped about embattled congressman Scott DesJarlais. Just this week the watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington filed its third complaint against the physician-lawmaker. DesJairlais remains ?undaunted.

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U.S. Rep. DesJarlais Reelected to Fourth District

U.S. Rep. DesJarlais Reelected to Fourth District

by / on November 7, 2012

Congressman Scott DesJarlais pulled out a victory over Democratic challenger Eric Stewart, despite a second election cycle marked by unsavory details from his past.

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Haslam Dodges on DesJarlais

Haslam Dodges on DesJarlais

by / on November 2, 2012

Governor Bill Haslam is keeping his distance from fellow Republican Scott DesJarlais. The congressman representing Murfreesboro and Columbia has been battling revelations that he urged a mistress to have an abortion 12 years ago.

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Democrats Make Dethroning DesJarlais Personal

Democrats Make Dethroning DesJarlais Personal

by / on October 29, 2012

The Tennessee Democratic Party is trying to take full advantage of news accounts detailing extra marital affairs of Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais. The party chair now sees dethroning the freshman representative as a political parting shot.

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DCCC Shows Interest in DesJarlais Race

by / on October 19, 2012

Democrats in Washington see a new opening to unseat freshman Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who has been dealing with new revelations from a decade-old divorce.

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TN Reps Challenge Health Law’s Missing Language

by / on July 20, 2012

With outright repeal efforts nowhere, the G-O-P is attacking president’s signature health care law piece by piece, and two Tennessee Republicans believe they’ve found a way to unravel the legislation.

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Tennessean Congressmen Split on Payroll Tax Bill

by / on February 17, 2012

The Tennessee congressional delegation was divided over legislation to extend a payroll tax holiday for millions of average workers, but unlike past battles the bill’s critics didn’t put up much of a fight.

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State of the Union Reaction from Corker, DesJarlais

by / on January 25, 2012

During his State of the Union speech, President Obama talked about opening up more opportunities for offshore oil drilling and natural gas production. Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais of Jasper says House Republicans have already taken action.

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Democrat Hopes to Find “Buyers Remorse” in Tennessee 4th

by / on November 17, 2011

A Democrat in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District announced today he’d take on Republican freshman Scott Desjarlais, who was elected to Congress last year.

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