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DesJarlais wins
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A return to Washington seems to be in the cards for incumbent U.S. Rep. Dr. Scott DesJarlais as he weathered the challenge from political upstart Grant Starrett and two other hopefuls.DesJarlais won the GOP nomination by besting his closest rival, Murfreesboro resident Grant Starrett, by a count of 24,207 votes to 20,131. The other two candidates, Erran Persley and Yomi Fapausi finished with 1,614 and 493 votes, respectively.With the win, DesJarlais will face Steven Reynolds who advanced to November to face the incumbent as he won an uncontested race for the Democratic nod.DesJarlais won despite failing to carry Rutherford and Bradley counties, the two biggest counties in the district. Starrett lives in Rutherford County, which is the district’s largest county.

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