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Steven LaTourette resigns  Apologies for the short diary.

Rep.  Steven LaTourette (OH-14) announced his retirement from Congress today as representative of this suburban Cleveland district.
Ohio is so screwed up from redistricting that this is one of the few remaining competitive districts.  It could represent a pick-up for Dems with the right candidate.

LaTourette talks to a John Hutchison, a reporter from the News-Herald, a suburban Cleveland daily, in the following video:

http://www.news-herald.com/...

He is supposed to be one of the last GOP moderates in Congress.  That judgment is for others to make.  Here is an interview that offers some perspective.

In the interest of full disclosure:  I used to be a writer and reporter for the News-Herald.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Garrett, llywrch, antooo

    Horse prom is black tie muthaf**ka - Jon Stewart

    by EntrWriter on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 01:52:22 PM PDT

  •  I thought I read that the Democrat who is running (0+ / 0-)

    is a perpetual candidate who hasn't raised any money, and unless he decides not to run, there is no way to replace him, so it would have been competitive, or it could be if he leaves, but otherwise, not so much.

    •  Pretty true although the Dem candidate is an OK (0+ / 0-)

      guy, just not a standout. What this does mean to the popcorn industry is the local and state republican apparatus is probably going to engage in great cluster fuquing. The white flight and rural republicans (mostly paranoid tea party types) and the party leadership realists will clash with some intervention by Boehner and the Attorney General (former senator) and his rival the Wall Street Governor Kasich. I hope popcorn goes with pale ale.

      I'd tip you but they cut off my tip box. "There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.” - Frank Zappa

      by OHdog on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 05:57:44 PM PDT

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