Scott DesJarlais supporters sticking with him

photo This Nov. 21, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., speaks in Spring Hill, Tenn. DesJarlais, a freshman congressman running for re-election on a pro-life platform urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago, according to a transcript of the recorded conversation.

NASHVILLE - Austin Maxwell first met Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais earlier this year when Maxwell's home county of Rutherford became part of the 4th District.

"I'd heard great things about him from some other Republican folks out there," said the Rutherford County Republican Party chairman, adding he was impressed with both the Jasper physician and his wife of 10 years, Amy DesJarlais. "I've got friends who go to church with them."