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The Tennessee House page is still being updated from August, and I’ll post another announcement when it’s finished.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann provided a brief statement upon hearing that his Democratic opponent, Dr. Mary Headrick, has had to put campaigning on hold for a few days to attend to a critically ill family member.
“I was saddened by the news of Dr. Headrick’s brother. My family and I will keep her and her family in our prayers,” Fleischmann said.
Dr. Mary Headrick is suspending her campaigning activities for the U.S. House 3rd District race “for a few days,” due to her brother’s critical illness and emergency surgery, campaign spokeswoman Pat Combs said in a release.
“Dr. Headrick asked that people pray for her brother, Greer, to have a successful operation and recovery,” the statement said.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann spent part of Wednesday doing construction work along U.S. Highway 27 in Chattanooga as part of his “Chuck on the Job” series.
And in case you missed it elsewhere, Chattanooga City Councilman Andraé McGary performed a rap about his campaign.
As reported by several news organizations starting Thursday, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has spoken out on the controversy surrounding a recorded phone conversation with a woman with whom he had had an extramarital affair.
DesJarlais says that the woman was not pregnant, though he does not dispute any of the transcript’s contents. The conversation seems to imply that DesJarlais is urging the woman to hurry and have an abortion.
The article linked above also indicates that DesJarlais’s license to practice medicine could be suspended if it is found that he violated medical ethics rules by having sexual contact with a patient.
Nooga.com: “Rep. Scott DesJarlais seeks contributions in wake of scandal”
Chattanooga Times Free Press: “Scott DesJarlais lashes out at Eric Stewart”
Tennessean.com: “Romney takes down DesJarlais endorsement”