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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:37 PM

GOP Rep. LaTourette announces retirement

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7/31/12

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - After serving nine-terms in Congress, U.S. Representative Steven LaTourette says he's done.

The long-time congressman, who represents a portion of Trumbull County as well as other parts of northeastern Ohio, has announced that he's retiring and will not run for re-election.

"The time has come for not only good politics, but good policy and I have reached a conclusion that the atmosphere today and the reality that exists in the House of Representatives no longer encourages the finding of common ground," LaTourette said.

Known as a results oriented lawmaker, LaTourette made the announcement from his Painesville office saying in essence Washington is broken and compromise is often considered a dirty word on Capitol Hill.

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Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan issued a written statement from Washington saying, "It is a shame that there is no longer room in the Republican Party for such a pragmatic problem solver. His retirement is a loss for Ohio and just one more example of how extreme the Tea Party is and how strong their hold is on the Republican Party."

http://www.wfmj.com/story/19159018/gop-rep-latourette-announces-retirement

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longship Aug 2012 #1
Tx4obama Aug 2012 #2
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ErikJ Aug 2012 #5
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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:52 PM

1. Holy shit! Like an old sweater, it's fraying at the edges.

Us Dems have to pick at some loose threads and keep pulling. Maybe the cheap sweater will all unravel. One can only hope.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:56 PM

4. This is the cleaned up version.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:09 PM

5. Oops! I googled his name and this is all that came up



GOP Rep. LaTourette announces retirement

WFMJ‎ - 1 hour ago
PAINESVILLE, Ohio - After serving nine-terms in Congress, U.S. Representative Steven LaTourette says he's done.

I guess I should have gone down a few more stories cuz it was on Fox too, --a day ago.

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:56 PM

3. The GOP has gone off the rails

They are bleeding!

I must admit when I first saw the title of your post, I thought it said he retired one year ago.
I must have the "retroactive" stuff on the brain lol

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