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A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said Friday that the physician-turned-politician has no plans to step down despite new revelations that could jeopardize his medical license.

Tennessee Democrats raged and state Republicans went quiet Thursday as new revelations rocked the post-re-election world of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.

Scott DesJarlais supported ex-wife's abortions, slept with patients, divorce transcript shows

Documents reveal liasons with three coworkers, two patients and a drug rep

A decade before calling himself “a consistent supporter of pro-life values,” Tennessee physician and Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais supported his ex-wife’s decision to get two abortions before their marriage, according to the congressman’s sworn testimony during his divorce trial.

In a generation, Tennessee Democrats have gone from controlling state government to denouncing their own U.S. Senate nominee, a man The Washington Post described as "America's worst candidate."

Contrary to optimistic predictions, 6,000 fewer Hamilton County voters cast ballots in Tuesday's presidential election than in 2008, failing to break a record set that year.

Todd Gardenhire became the first Republican in four decades to win Tennessee's 10th state Senate district, soundly dispatching Democrat and Chattanooga City Councilman Andraé McGary by eight percentage points.

Citing millions in early-voting ballots and intensity on both sides of the presidential ticket, election officials expect an energetic turnout today as Volunteer and Peach state voters finally get their say.

A judge ordered the release of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' divorce trial transcript on Monday, but attorneys said it's unlikely that 4th Congressional District voters will see its contents before polls close today.

A Hamilton County judge has decided not to unseal certain records in the 10-year-old divorce file of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., but is still reviewing previously unavailable court transcripts in the case to determine whether they will be released later today.

With U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann heavily favored in Tennessee's 3rd District congressional race, some prominent politicos already are pondering the freshman Republican's second term.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington responded Wednesday to new allegations against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, again asking state medical authorities to investigate its ethics complaint against the physician-turned-congressman.

The woman who acknowledged having a sexual relationship with U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais while he was her doctor in 2000 said the Chattanooga Times Free Press article that broke her story was accurate despite an earlier claim to the contrary.

On the heels of a sex scandal involving a female patient, another woman has acknowledged having a sexual relationship with physician and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais while she was under his medical care.

A few hurdles stand between U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and his latest legislative attempt to resume construction at Chickamauga Lock.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., this morning said he’s planning new legislation that could clear up new funding for construction at Chickamauga Lock.

Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann on Tuesday confirmed he won't debate Dr. Mary Headrick again in Tennessee's 3rd District race.

Andraé McGary was elected to City Council at 29. In the three years since, he has publicly pondered running for Congress and Chattanooga mayor. Now he's the Democratic nominee for a pivotal state Senate seat.

Faced with apathetic donors and mounting campaign debt, 44-year-old Todd Gardenhire stopped his 3rd Congressional District candidacy six weeks before the 1992 Republican primary.

“The Colbert Report” targeted U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais from Tennessee Wednesday night, lampooning the pro-life congressman’s abortion scandal.

The chairman of the Tennessee Conservative Union said Monday he's talking with other Republican-leaning groups and exploring whether to demand U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., resign from Congress.

At least five Tennessee physicians have been disciplined for having consensual sexual relationships with patients since mid-2005, state records show.

Staunchly Republican and socially conservative, Rebecca Miller of Cleveland, Tenn., is troubled by the revelation that Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais pressured a woman with whom he'd been sexually involved to get an abortion.

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey headlined a Chattanooga fundraiser Monday for state Senate Republican nominee Todd Gardenhire.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Dr. Mary Headrick on Monday accused U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of failing to represent ordinary citizens, using the only scheduled 3rd Congressional District showdown to present herself as a listening ear to the middle class she believes her opponent ignores.

It's not every day that a legislator refuses to endorse his party's nominee for the seat he's leaving.

Organizers have moved Monday's 3rd Congressional District showdown from a small community library to a middle school theater that holds 400.

Candidate Dr. Mary Headrick scored a coveted endorsement in local Democratic circles this week, landing the backing of former U.S. Rep. Marilyn Lloyd in a bid for the congressional seat Lloyd held for two decades.

Local Democratic nominees slammed their Republican opponents for skipping a Tuesday night political event that focused on the redistribution of wealth.

Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith won't apologize to his own party over a sexist joke he put on a board meeting agenda, but he quickly said sorry when his second-in-command slammed some Republicans earlier this year.

Ashley Von Schaaf watched from the sidelines in the last presidential election, too young to vote but old enough to internalize U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's speeches.

A day after Andraé McGary warned of an imminent smear campaign from his opponent Todd Gardenhire, only McGary went on the attack Thursday as the state Senate nominees made their first joint appearance.

Some Democrats are boycotting the Hamilton County Democratic Party's upcoming annual fundraiser in response to Chairman Paul Smith's continued refusal to apologize for a sexist joke.

State Senate Democratic nominee Andraé McGary on Wednesday predicted his Republican opponent, Todd Gardenhire, "will campaign by putting forth lies" in the days before early voting begins Oct. 17.

State Senate Democratic nominee Andraé McGary today predicted his Republican opponent, Todd Gardenhire, “will campaign by putting forth lies” in the days before early voting begins Oct. 17.

Five weeks after his comments about “legitimate rape,” Tuesday marked the last day for U.S. Rep. Todd Akin to leave Missouri’s Senate race through a court order.

The son of Republican dairy businessman Scottie Mayfield pleaded guilty to vandalism Monday, concluding the tire-slashing saga that played a role in deflating his father's congressional campaign.

Democratic women across Tennessee are demanding an apology, and a longtime state representative wants a resignation, but Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith doubled down Monday, refusing to acknowledge the backlash to a sexist joke he distributed at a party board meeting.

Female and male leaders in the Hamilton County Democratic Party are criticizing their chairman, Paul Smith, for including an off-color joke about women on an official business document.

Two Chattanooga City Council members picked up qualifying petitions Friday — the first day they could — but plenty more challengers showed an eagerness to begin campaigning for city elections in March 2013.

Former mayoral candidate and onetime Chattanooga Parks and Recreation administrator Rob Healy has formed an exploratory committee for a mayoral run next year, according to a news release.

Hamilton County Young Republicans Chairman George Jackson announced this morning he will run for the District 2 City Council seat now held by Sally Robinson.

Beyond carefully crafted statements, several prominent Tennessee Republicans who have called for a national debate about federal entitlement programs are refusing to evaluate Mitt Romney's belief that nearly half the nation is "dependent upon the government."

Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter wanted a life after serving in Afghanistan, so he attended community college, took some classes at Middle Tennessee State University and signed off on a $20,000 student loan to pay for his studies.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has agreed to debate his Democratic challenger in one of the most conservative parts of Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District.

Convicted felon and disgraced former state Sen. Ward Crutchfield will neither confirm nor deny rumors of an attempted comeback five years after he was swept up in the Tennessee Waltz public corruption sting.

On Aug. 8, Republican state Senate nominee Todd Gardenhire pledged at least two debates with Democrat Andraé McGary, saying 10th District voters deserve a chance to examine their choices.

Chattanooga City Councilman Andraé McGary skipped a City Council meeting Tuesday to campaign for state Senate, missing 14 votes and a citizen's complaint about a housing project in his district.

By almost any measure, Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart faces an uphill financial battle against Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the race to win Tennessee's 4th Congressional District.

Despite calls for Republican unity, some Greg Vital donors won't be supporting Todd Gardenhire's state Senate bid against a Democrat.

Democratic congressional candidate Dr. Mary Headrick said this week she would support a barge fuel tax increase to finance repair and construction at Chickamauga lock.

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