Get Political Wire by Email:



July 31, 2012


What Will LaTourette Say?

Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH), who surprised nearly everyone by announcing his retirement last night, is holding a news conference in Ohio at 10:00 am ET.

Politico: "LaTourette was one of the last of a dying breed -- a moderate, union-friendly Republican who stood up to the right flank of the House Republican Conference. In the 112th Congress, it put him at odds with a good bulk of his GOP colleagues, including, at times, his longtime friend and ally, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). But LaTourette's political isolation within the party was at odds with his ambition within the House Republican Conference. He wanted to resume his place toward the top of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, according to several GOP aides."

First Read: "Trust us folks, this press conference has the whiff of 'score settling' written all over it."












POLITICAL WIRE PODCAST

Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.



FREE NEWSLETTER




TRENDING VIDEO







PARTNERS










FOLLOW US