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Ashley Judd takes on Scott DesJarlais

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Scott DesJarlais (left) and Eric Stewart Scott DesJarlais (left) and Eric Stewart

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Actress and activist Ashley Judd has taken a stand against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN).

After an affair with a patient came to light, followed by a candid discussion about an abortion, Desjarlais' stance as a pro-life politician came under fire.

Judd has come out to support DesJarlais' opponent, Eric Stewart, who trails in the campaign funding race. Stewart has $85,000 in his coffers, compared to DesJarlais' $600,000 war chest.

In an email sent out Friday, Judd said "For as far back as I remember, politicians have gotten a bad reputation for saying one thing and doing another. And, this past week Congressman Scott DesJarlais proved why," according the Huffington Post.

Judd, who also has a masters degree in public administration from Harvard, also took a stance against then-Presidential candidate Rick Santorium, starring in a video explaining how to properly "terminate" a candidacy.

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