CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)– U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) has bettered his opponent in one of the key aspects of politics: fundraising.

DesJarlais posted one of his best fund raising quarters of the election cycle, showing nearly $600,000 in cash, with $200,000 raised in the last 90 days.

The positive news blunts the recent disclosure about an affair that DesJarlais, a doctor, had with one of his patients in 2000. He also suggested that the patient have an abortion. DesJarlais has campaigned as an anti-abortion advocate.