10/30/2012 11:41 am ET

Scott DesJarlais Keeps Hometown Support After Patient Affair, Abortion Scandal

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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