DesJarlais Re-Elected Despite Abortion Scandal

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) won re-election Tuesday despite a scandal involving revelations that he pressured a mistress to have an abortion over a decade ago. DesJarlais, who is pro-life, explained the story by saying he didn’t believe his mistress was pregnant and urged her to get an abortion to call her bluff.

DesJarlais beat his Democratic challenger 56 percent to 44 percent, according to CNN.