Post Tagged with: "Scott DesJarlais"

Democratic candidate Lenda Sherrill calls likely voters at her headquarters in Murfreesboro. While Sherrill hales from Monteagle, the highest concentration of voters in the 4th Congressional District is in Rutherford County. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

If DesJarlais Squeaks Out GOP Primary Win, Democratic Opponent Says She’ll Lay Off His Past

August 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

State Sen. Jim Tracy’s campaign used that checkered personal history for attack ads. Apparently, it didn’t work as well as hoped, because he’s still 37 votes behind as provisional ballots are being counted one-by-one.

These women are counting ballots in a previous election. In Tennessee, there are now two kinds of provisional ballots - one is when someone doesn't have their photo ID, another is when a voter can't be found in the registry. Both are counted only if needed. Credit: Lance Fisher via Flickr

We Won’t Know The Final Tally On DesJarlais/Tracy For Weeks

August 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm

It could be weeks before a final outcome is determined in the race between Congressman Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy. The incumbent was almost considered the underdog following revelations that he once pressured a mistress to have an abortion. And Thursday night, both men claimed victory.

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais waits for election results to come in at a gathering in South Pittsburg, Tenn. DesJarlais ran a tight race against challenger Jim Tracy. Credit: Jakob Lewis for WPLN

Tracy Declares Victory, But DesJarlais Ekes Out The Unofficial Win

August 8, 2014 at 4:32 am

Though the results are yet to be official, and most likely to be challenged, incumbent Congressman Scott DesJalais beat State Senator Jim Tracy by 35 votes.

Voters Split Over Forgetting DesJarlais’ Troubled Past In Reelection Bid

Voters Split Over Forgetting DesJarlais’ Troubled Past In Reelection Bid

June 12, 2014 at 4:26 am

The most competitive congressional race in Tennessee this year may hinge on forgiveness.

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

December 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

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.

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

October 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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.

On Syria, Everyone Has An Opinion

On Syria, Everyone Has An Opinion

September 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

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.

Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

August 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

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.

DesJarlais Divides Murfreesboro Voters

DesJarlais Divides Murfreesboro Voters

August 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm

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. 

US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

July 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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

Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

January 16, 2013 at 6:15 pm

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

Tracy ‘Running to Win’ against DesJarlais

Tracy ‘Running to Win’ against DesJarlais

January 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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.

Carr Throws Exploratory Hat in DesJarlais Ring

Carr Throws Exploratory Hat in DesJarlais Ring

December 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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.

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

November 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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.

DesJarlais Asks for Forgiveness

November 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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.

DesJarlais Steadfast Despite Latest Complaint

DesJarlais Steadfast Despite Latest Complaint

November 29, 2012 at 5:40 am

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.

U.S. Rep. DesJarlais Reelected to Fourth District

U.S. Rep. DesJarlais Reelected to Fourth District

November 7, 2012 at 3:22 am

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

Haslam Dodges on DesJarlais

Haslam Dodges on DesJarlais

November 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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.

Democrats Make Dethroning DesJarlais Personal

Democrats Make Dethroning DesJarlais Personal

October 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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.

DCCC Shows Interest in DesJarlais Race

October 19, 2012 at 7:11 am

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.