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Health PACs Abandon Rep. Scott DesJarlais

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December 3, 2012

Six health care political action committees that donated thousands to Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., have indicated they won't do so again, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Sunday.

At least six PACs, including those of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Unum, said they won't support the lawmaker in 2014. DesJarlais, a former physician, admitted to several sexual relationships with female patients and coworkers earlier this year. The lawmaker, who intends to run again in 2014, told Nashville conservative talk show host Ralph Bristol last week that God has forgiven him for his actions.

In 2012, a combined $71,000 in contributions from health PACs made up nearly 20 percent of DesJarlais' fundraising. Fifteen other PACs that contributed to DesJarlais' campaign did not respond to requests for comment from the Times Free Press, and six others said they had not yet decided whether to support him again.

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