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In spite of scandals, Tennessee congressional race too close to call
In spite of scandals, Tennessee congressional race too close to call

One of the most surprising results in the primary elections this week was in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District, where Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais weathered numerous scandals and was locked in a too-close-to-call race with his GOP challenger, who had pledged to bring “Tennessee values” back to Washington. DesJarlais, who presented himself to voters in his first race in 2010 as a "doctor, not a politician," has touted his staunch opposition to abortion rights and his conservative values throughout his political career. But he was shadowed by allegations by his first wife in his 2010 race that he had physically intimidated her during their 2000 divorce....

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