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Groups Won’t Back DesJarlais In 2014 Election

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While Republican congressman Scott DesJarlais' just won re-election, several groups who supported him said they won't back him in his next bid in 2014.

DesJarlais has been under fire since revelations he had multiple affairs during his first marriage, including two with patients. He pressured one of those women to get an abortion, and admitted that he and his first wife had two abortions.

At least six political action committees that contributed money to the doctor-turned- Congressman's campaign, said they won't give again.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee spokesperson Roy Vaughn told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the organization would be pulling their support.

"Anytime you support someone, you have an association with them. That becomes difficult if their behavior is something that doesn't reflect well on your organization," said Vaughn.

DesJarlais was also the only republican member of Tennessee's congressional delegation, not tapped to co-chair Senator Lamar Alexander's re-election campaign.

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