Ohio's LaTourette leaving Congress

July 30, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio, will not seek a 10th term in Congress, The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday.

Citing what it called three high-placed Republican sources, the newspaper said Republican Party officials are left finding a replacement candidate for the Nov. 6 general election. The Washington publication Roll Call said one of its sources confirmed LaTourette has decided not to run for re-election.

The Dispatch said one source indicated LaTourette is bowing out over a dispute with House leadership about future committee assignments.

LaTourette, considered a moderate Republican and confidant of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, was to face Democrat Dale Blanchard in the general election.

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