DesJarlais Defeats Stewart After Bitter U.S. House District 4 Campaign

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Congressman Scott DesJarlais overwhelmed Democratic state Senator Eric Stewart in House District 4 in voting Tuesday after a bitter election.

It was DesJarlais 126,751 and Stewart 99,823.

The campaign featured a focus on a past DesJarlais divorce. Democrats, sensing a turnaround, had poured resources into the effort in the final days of the campaign.

The Tennessee Democratic Party went to court in Chattanooga on the final day of the campaign to try to draw out more sordid details of the divorce 14 years ago.

Stewart won only Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren counties.

DesJarlais piled up almost a 7,000-vote advantage in Bradley County.

Rep. DesJarlais said, “For the second election in a row, my opponents and the liberal media have tried to ignore the problems facing our nation and instead concentrate solely on a 14-year-old divorce.

“Last night's election results clearly show that Tennesseans want leaders in Washington who are focused on providing solutions that will ensure a brighter future for our country.

“When I first ran for Congress I promised that I would go to Washington and fight to reduce the size of government, end the deficit spending and repeal ObamaCare. I believe that I have kept these promises and I look forward to using this term to build upon the many successes already achieved by House Republicans.

“I want to thank the voters of Tennessee’s Fourth District for once again giving me the honor of representing them in Congress. I also want to thank my family for their steadfast love and support.”

Eric Stewart said, “The voters have spoken. I'm proud of the campaign we ran. We talked about fighting for working families, keeping promises we made to our seniors about Medicare and Social Security, and giving our men and women in uniform the support they need and deserve. The fight for those things hasn't ended, even though my campaign for Congress has. Congress needs to stop fighting and start fixing. Working families depend on it.”

United States House District 4

 

Bedford

Scott DesJarlais Republican 7,246 59.99%
Eric Stewart Democratic 4,832 40.01%

 

Bledsoe

Scott DesJarlais Republican 2,382 57.62%
Eric Stewart Democratic 1,752 42.38%

 

Bradley

Scott DesJarlais Republican 14,418 65.42%
Eric Stewart Democratic 7,621 34.58%

 

Franklin

Scott DesJarlais Republican 7,851 52.03%
Eric Stewart Democratic 7,239 47.97%

 

Grundy

Scott DesJarlais Republican 0 0%
Eric Stewart Democratic 0 0%

 

Lincoln

Scott DesJarlais Republican 7,387 69.49%
Eric Stewart Democratic 3,243 30.51%

 

Marion

Scott DesJarlais Republican 5,756 57.55%
Eric Stewart Democratic 4,246 42.45%

 

Marshall

Scott DesJarlais Republican 4,888 53.23%
Eric Stewart Democratic 4,294 46.77%

 

Maury

Scott DesJarlais Republican 11,769 56.37%
Eric Stewart Democratic 9,110 43.63%

 

Meigs

Scott DesJarlais Republican 1,832 55.63%
Eric Stewart Democratic 1,461 44.37%

 

Moore

Scott DesJarlais Republican 1,549 63.67%
Eric Stewart Democratic 884 36.33%

 

Rhea

Scott DesJarlais Republican 5,707 61.71%
Eric Stewart Democratic 3,541 38.29%

 

Rutherford

Scott DesJarlais Republican 47,419 52.85%
Eric Stewart Democratic 42,298 47.15%

 

Sequatchie

Scott DesJarlais Republican 2,579 57.07%
Eric Stewart Democratic 1,940 42.93%

 

Van Buren

Eric Stewart Democratic 955 52.85%
Scott DesJarlais Republican 852 47.15%

 

Warren

Eric Stewart Democratic 6,407 55.6%
Scott DesJarlais Republican 5,116 44.4%

 

 

Totals

Scott DesJarlais Republican 126,751 55.94%
Eric Stewart Democratic 99,823 44.06%

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