DesJarlais Spokesman Says Tracy Victory Unlikely

DesJarlais Spokesman Says Tracy Victory Unlikely

CREATED Aug 13, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said he believes it's statistically impossible for the incumbent's opponent to pull an upset in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District's Republican primary.

The scandal-battered DesJarlais leads state Sen. Jim Tracy by a few dozen votes in unofficial results from last week's election. It's unclear how many provisional ballots remain uncounted.

However, DesJarlais spokesman Robert Jameson said Wednesday that he doesn't believe Tracy will get the votes needed to change the outcome and called on him to concede.

Tracy's campaign has said he's waiting on election results to be officially certified, which is by Aug. 25.

If he wins, DesJarlais will have survived a scandal in which it was revealed that the Jasper physician had multiple affairs with patients, urged a pregnant girlfriend to have an abortion and used a gun to intimidate his first wife.

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