Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais wins primary

Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais wins primary
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Rep. Scott DesJarlais won the Republican primary in Tennessee's 4th District on Thursday, leaving him well placed to win a sixth term in the deep red district.

The incumbent led with 75 percent of the votes with 13 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

DesJarlais was previously a physician and was first elected to Congress in 2010 as part of the Tea Party movement. He will face off against Democrat Christopher Hale in the general election. 

Updated 10:45 p.m.