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Scott DesJarlais Keeps Hometown Support After Patient Affair, Abortion Scandal

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Doug Crisp, speaking outside the evangelical Grace Baptist Church in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, said he plans to support Representative Scott DesJarlais, a freshman, pro-life physician and anti-tax Tea Party-backed Republican.

Crisp said his support isn’t surprising even though DesJarlais, in a recorded phone conversation more than a decade ago, tried to persuade a patient with whom he’s admitted having an affair to get an abortion.

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