Leslie Turk

Political aide Jones assists another GOP doc in Tenn.

by Leslie Turk

Gerard Shields, who reports for The Advocate's Washington Bureau, notes in his Monday column that Acadiana's Amy Jones, former press secretary to U.S. Rep. CharlesĀ  Jr., has spread her wings to Tennessee to run the campaign of Republican Dr. Scott DesJarlais. The family practitioner is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis.

Desjarlais is the third Republican medical doctor Jones has worked for; she most recently was a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Fleming of Minden, also a family practitioner, and left former heart surgeon Boustany's office in early 2006 to join The Russo Group as political director. She also once worked as a sportscaster at KATC-TV3.