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Rep. LaTourette (R-Ohio) says he wants a divorce after admitting to D.C. affair
The Hill ^ | October 28, 2003 | Albert Eisele

Posted on 10/27/2003 8:58:23 PM PST by pittsburgh gop guy

Rep. LaTourette’s wife says he wants a divorce after admitting to D.C. affair
‘I think Washington corrupts people’
By Albert Eisele


The wife of Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) said Monday that her husband of 21 years has asked her for a divorce after admitting he is involved with another woman, a Washington lobbyist.

“He called me on Friday and said he wants a divorce,” Susan LaTourette said in a telephone call from her workplace near the Cleveland suburb of Madison Village, where she, her husband and their four children live.

Susan LaTourette, who said she doesn’t know where her husband lives when Congress is in session, blamed the Washington culture for the breakup.

Patrick G. Ryan
Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) has asked for a divorce, his wife says.

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“I think Washington corrupts people,” she said. “He was a wonderful husband and father, the best I ever saw, until he went there. I told him I was trying to get him out of the dark side, all that power and greed and people kissing up to them all time. Now he’s one of them. All they care about is getting reelected. I hate them all.”
Steve LaTourette, a lawyer who was Lake County district attorney for six years before winning a seat in Congress in 1994, declined to comment when informed of his wife’s assertions.
“He’s not going to be making any statements today,” his communications director, Deborah Setliff, said Monday. “He said it’s a private matter and he has no comment.”
Steve LaTourette, 49, carried his district in 2000 with 69 percent of the vote while Al Gore won it narrowly over George W. Bush. LaTourette has a centrist voting record and has criticized the conservative “true believers” of the GOP class of 1994.
He is a member of the Financial Services, Government Reform, Transportation and Infrastructure and Standards of Official Conduct Committees. When first elected, he said he would stay for four terms at most.
He recently told GOP leaders that he would serve no more than 10 years, but he has announced that he will run for a sixth two-year term in 2004.
Susan LaTourette, 49, said the congressman “called [her] a few weeks ago to tell [her] he had a girlfriend and wanted a divorce.” She named the woman, whom she said was a lobbyist.
She said she urged her husband to seek marriage counseling and he indicated he would consider it. But on Friday, “he called me again and said, ‘I want a divorce. It’s over. Goodbye.’”
Asked why she was going public with her marital problems, she replied: “Because I want to get him back. It’s very painful but I just wanted people to be aware of this. Most women who get treated like this can’t do anything about it, but I can.”



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: congress; divorce; latourette; weenie
Another sad story of DC turning someone to the dark side. I had never heard of this congressman before- how bad was he?
1 posted on 10/27/2003 8:58:24 PM PST by pittsburgh gop guy
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
told him I was trying to get him out of the dark side, all that power and greed and people kissing up to them all time. Now he’s one of them. All they care about is getting reelected. I hate them all.”

She said it all.

2 posted on 10/27/2003 9:00:02 PM PST by Hildy
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
he's a lawyer. he's a RINO. And he treats his wife and 4 kids like dirt. doesn't appear that DC corrupted him as he was an a%^ long before.
3 posted on 10/27/2003 9:01:22 PM PST by KantianBurke (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
LaTourette's Syndrome.
4 posted on 10/27/2003 9:01:24 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Sin-drome?)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
I wonder what he will say to his four kids. Not knowing where he lives in D.C. was amazing to me.
5 posted on 10/27/2003 9:02:34 PM PST by doug from upland (Uncle Ted = bloated, arrogant, lying, drunken, killer lifeguard)
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LaTourette: Sounds......French.
6 posted on 10/27/2003 9:03:24 PM PST by Consort
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To: Charles Henrickson
Vote his ass out syndrome!!

I've always said I wouldn't vote democrat under any circumstance. I was wrong.
7 posted on 10/27/2003 9:04:14 PM PST by Conservateacher
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
They all think they're Alan Alda, being wooed by Meryl Streep.
8 posted on 10/27/2003 9:04:51 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
She didn't even know where he lived in DC???? She should have been with him! or had a spycam or something. She should know you can't trust those federal employee's.

This guy should be toasted by primary voters if they have any sense.

9 posted on 10/27/2003 9:05:31 PM PST by GeronL (Visit www.geocities.com/geronl)
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To: KantianBurke
Good for her, let her keep talking about this, he won't get reelected, his lobbyist girlfriend will have no use for him and nobody in his hometown will give him the time of day. Sounds good to me.
10 posted on 10/27/2003 9:05:45 PM PST by Hildy
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
Maybe he should do a Jeffords and switch parties, then he'll be reelected handily. I wonder why she wants him back?
11 posted on 10/27/2003 9:06:14 PM PST by holyscroller
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
>> She named the woman, whom she said was a lobbyist.

I can just hear it. "Oh, Baby, I'm on my knees to beg you to vote for my lobby's bill... and while I'm here..."

12 posted on 10/27/2003 9:07:12 PM PST by T'wit
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
"They all think they're Alan Alda, being wooed by Meryl Streep."

Yeah - they all do. And it is Republican and Democrat alike. It is pathetic. What price hath vanity/glory/money/sex?
13 posted on 10/27/2003 9:07:33 PM PST by pittsburgh gop guy (now serving eastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.......)
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To: KantianBurke
2001 rating by the American Conservative Union was a 69, 2nd lowest among Republican members of the House from Ohio (but, he was ahead of Kucinich. :-) )
14 posted on 10/27/2003 9:07:39 PM PST by GO65
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To: GO65
correction - lifetime is a 69, 2001 was a 72.
15 posted on 10/27/2003 9:08:44 PM PST by GO65
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
He recently told GOP leaders that he would serve no more than 10 years, but he has announced that he will run for a sixth two-year term in 2004.

Dang! How prophetic! ... Somebody, please run against this man ... maybe you can save his marraige and get a RINO outta there. Either way ,10 years is enough!

16 posted on 10/27/2003 9:09:19 PM PST by WOSG (QUESTION STUPIDITY!)
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To: GeronL
She should nail his a$$ big time..go for the gusto..these guys are pukes!
17 posted on 10/27/2003 9:09:52 PM PST by Bella
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
Susan LaTourette, who said she doesn’t know where her husband lives when Congress is in session, blamed the Washington culture for the breakup.

Seems like Washington can't be blamed on this one. What woman doesn't know how to find out where her husband lives? Maybe Ms. Latourette wasn't that concerned about keeping the home fires burning anyway.

18 posted on 10/27/2003 9:10:14 PM PST by swheats
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To: ElkGroveDan; ambrose
RINO ping.
19 posted on 10/27/2003 9:11:55 PM PST by TheAngryClam (Don't blame me, I voted for McClintock.)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
I too had not heard of this congressman, but he is a poster boy for the concept of term limits, which ,sadly, is forever dead. Maybe some people who are defeated for Congress should count their blessings. It is sometimes said that Washington is a place where "no one expects to find a sincere person."
20 posted on 10/27/2003 9:12:00 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
It's time for a primary.....
21 posted on 10/27/2003 9:12:41 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("I don't want to Raise Taxes" "I think everything must be looked at" - Jennifer Granholm. (D))
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To: Conservateacher
Perhaps he will be challenged in a primary.

Vote for the challenger.

Heck. Be the challenger.

22 posted on 10/27/2003 9:14:11 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: swheats
She could have punched his phone number into google's search box and gotten a map to his place. If his number is public I think....
23 posted on 10/27/2003 9:18:02 PM PST by GeronL (Visit www.geocities.com/geronl)
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To: Theodore R.
If the congressman's wife really wants to press her point, the best way for her to do so is to enter the 2004 Republican primary against her husband!
24 posted on 10/27/2003 9:19:48 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
Time to plant an election day boot in that guys ass...
25 posted on 10/27/2003 9:23:54 PM PST by Axenolith (Life is a Game, with Nothing to be won or lost... except Everything.)
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To: GeronL
That would be the least she could have done. I think she said it all, she came to hate him for his chosen profession.

26 posted on 10/27/2003 9:25:39 PM PST by swheats
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To: Theodore R.
"If the congressman's wife really wants to press her point, the best way for her to do so is to enter the 2004 Republican primary against her husband!"

I think there is nothing you could give to this woman that would make her want to go to DC - especially after being a victim of what it does to people. Politics in general does it. And as conservatives, we must be stronger.
27 posted on 10/27/2003 9:25:54 PM PST by pittsburgh gop guy (now serving eastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.......)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
Well, if she doesn't run against him in the primary, I am sure no one else will, and he will be safely reelected. She has the ability to make the price of his perfidy a little greater than he would have liked. Of course, I did not mean that she could get nominated. People always renominate incumbents, don't they?
28 posted on 10/27/2003 9:28:13 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
DUDE! You are spot on!
29 posted on 10/27/2003 9:28:29 PM PST by Axenolith (It is difficult to capture the Gestalt of a concept in an English word...)
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To: TheAngryClam
Hopefully it isn't too late for a primary challenge.
30 posted on 10/27/2003 9:34:47 PM PST by ambrose
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To: Hildy
I'm sure the lobbyist girlfriend loves him for his mind.
31 posted on 10/27/2003 9:35:35 PM PST by maro
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To: GeronL
I just punched my own number into Google, with the fear that I would see a map leading to my door! Luckily, I did not.
32 posted on 10/27/2003 9:38:45 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Charles Henrickson
LaTourette's Syndrome.

You @%#$^&n beat me!

33 posted on 10/27/2003 9:40:45 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy

34 posted on 10/27/2003 9:42:42 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: Yaelle
apparently you have to have a listed number and have stayed in the same place for a while. Its spotty, but it does cover a lot of people too... weird huh?
35 posted on 10/27/2003 9:43:44 PM PST by GeronL (Visit www.geocities.com/geronl)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
He sure looks like a geek.

And he is a "centerist Republican" you have
to real liberal in order to not be a conservative
Repubican.

They tried to call Dole a hard line conservative!
36 posted on 10/27/2003 10:01:26 PM PST by Princeliberty
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To: Theodore R.
Term limits are not forever dead.

The issue will soon be very big again once
the economy starts its real downturn.

Look for 2006 to be the election were term limits
starts to become big again.

37 posted on 10/27/2003 10:05:52 PM PST by Princeliberty
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To: swheats
She came to hate him for his chosen profession.

Omce again, the world's second oldest profession has been seduced by the world's oldest profession. Like watching the leaves turn colors when you're refering to Gomorrah-on-the-Potomac.

I hope she puts in a call to Mrs. Condit.

38 posted on 10/27/2003 11:05:39 PM PST by Tall_Texan ("Is Rush a Hypocrite?" http://righteverytime2.blogspot.com)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy

She loved him because he was such a sharp dresser. The way he combined colors drove her mad with passion.

39 posted on 10/27/2003 11:10:51 PM PST by Tall_Texan ("Is Rush a Hypocrite?" http://righteverytime2.blogspot.com)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
Susan LaTourette, who said she doesn’t know where her husband lives when Congress is in session, blamed the Washington culture for the breakup.

Remember, ladies, the moral of this story is: Trust, but verify!

40 posted on 10/27/2003 11:51:39 PM PST by jennyp (http://crevo.bestmessageboard.com)
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To: pittsburgh gop guy; Hildy; Tall_Texan; All

A "Real Man"

Congressman LaTourette used his "Grape Dogs" recipe several years ago at a "Real Men Can Cook" contest for a charity in Lake County, Ohio and won. He says Grape Dogs are a crowd-pleasing appetizer at tailgate and cocktail parties, and also says the tangy sauce is delicious with meatballs.

Ingredients

2 bottles of Heinz chili sauce
One 8-ounce jar grape jelly
2 packages of hotdogs, sliced into 3/4 to 1-inch pieces. Mini, bite-sized hot dogs can also be used.

Heat chili sauce in a medium sauce pan until boiling. Blend in the jelly and stir in two packages of your favorite, sliced hot dogs. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Serve warm on toothpicks. Grape dogs can also be prepared in a crock pot.

Back to "Congress Cooks" Index


41 posted on 10/28/2003 12:29:42 AM PST by ppaul
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To: ppaul
Don't laugh now...that recipe is really delicious. Even better for meatballs.
42 posted on 10/28/2003 12:30:56 AM PST by bonfire
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To: bonfire
Don't laugh now...that recipe is really delicious. Even better for meatballs.

Apparently, his grape weinie recipe worked its magic on an unnamed Washington lobbyist, eh?

43 posted on 10/28/2003 12:34:32 AM PST by ppaul
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To: ppaul
Well, I have about 3 witty retorts....but if I post them, I'll be banned!! lol Use your imagination!
44 posted on 10/28/2003 12:35:44 AM PST by bonfire
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
he is a member of the Committee on Standards of Official Consult, which is widely known as the Ethics Committee
45 posted on 10/28/2003 12:44:35 AM PST by kcvl
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To: GO65
lifetime is a 69, 2001 was a 72.

That's about all I need to know. This punk was/is not a real Republican.
Buh-bye, Stevie.

46 posted on 10/28/2003 12:53:15 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: swheats
My guess is that she used to know where he was living (or where he said he was living), but now suspects he's living with the girlfriend. I think this woman is a sympathetic figure.
47 posted on 10/28/2003 12:57:07 AM PST by utahagen
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To: Lancey Howard
That's about all I need to know. This punk was/is not a real Republican

I think RINO was the appropriate term. :-)

48 posted on 10/28/2003 7:35:27 AM PST by GO65
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