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LaTourettes Launch New Front in GOP War With Conservatives
redstate.com ^ | 3/3/14 | Jason Hart

Posted on 03/03/2014 10:09:10 AM PST by cotton1706

Ohio Rep. Matt Lynch (R-Bainbridge Twp.) is challenging incumbent Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH 14) for the seat formerly held by Joyce’s friend Steve LaTourette, a lobbyist working to purge conservatives from the Republican Party.

Lynch had planned to seek reelection in the 76th Ohio House District — until LaTourette’s daughter launched a campaign to oust him in the May 6 primary.

Sarah LaTourette Kayser, running under her maiden name, issued a February 6 release with familiar talking points including a prominent reference to infrastructure spending, the bread and butter of her father’s union-backed political career.

“Like many voters in the district, I am fed up with the toxic division that has defined our politics and torn apart our party,” she said. ”Being a State Representative is more than just voting no and shouting down opponents.”

LaTourette returned to northeastern Ohio in 2012 after more than five years in Kentucky. Her husband, Scott Kayser, is the Northeast Ohio Regional Director for the Ohio Republican Party (ORP). Her campaign treasurer is Scott Coleman, her father’s former treasurer.

Officially, ORP supports all incumbent Republicans.

Neither the Party nor the LaTourette campaign responded to requests for comment.

“It certainly strains credibility that the wife of an employee of the Ohio Republican Party, who also happens to be Steve LaTourette’s daughter, would decide to challenge an incumbent Republican member of the legislature without a number of people up the food chain giving the nod of approval,” Rep. Lynch told Media Trackers.

“I’ve said publicly that I was born at night, but I wasn’t born last night,” Lynch joked, noting that he viewed LaTourette’s candidacy in his Ohio House district as a “green light” to primary Congressman Joyce.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; latourette

1 posted on 03/03/2014 10:09:10 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Waiting for the posts telling us that any Pubbie is better than a Rat. Even the ones that are actively trying to destroy the base AND the party.

I will NOT vote for Mitch (Harry’s bitch) McConnell. In the primary or the general.

When I draw a line in the sand, unlike Obozo, I only do it once.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 10:13:40 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: cotton1706

GOP War on Conservatives continues.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 10:16:39 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cotton1706; darkangel82; Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

LaTourette’s daughter (running under her maiden name) scared a GOP state legislator out of running for reelection, and he’ll instead run a harder race in congressional primary? WTF?


4 posted on 03/03/2014 10:26:59 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“Waiting for the posts telling us that any Pubbie is better than a Rat. Even the ones that are actively trying to destroy the base AND the party.

I will NOT vote for Mitch (Harry’s bitch) McConnell. In the primary or the general.

When I draw a line in the sand, unlike Obozo, I only do it once.”

I had any number of arguments with people on FR insisting that I vote for Scott Brown a second time, “don’t help the democrats,” etc. Well, I didn’t stay home but I left my ballot blank for US Senate. And thousands like me apparently did the same because he’s not out on his ass and couldn’t get elected dog catcher here. So he’s moved to NH to try to get back into the Senate from there.

But the point is, we are done with voting for people just because they have an “r” next to their name. And those who are always yelling about helping the democrats NEVER, EVER SAY A WORD about John Warner or Richard Lugar endorsing the democrats in VA and GA.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 10:34:16 AM PST by cotton1706
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6 posted on 03/03/2014 10:35:59 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Impy

He was my congressman for 5 years, and he hasn’t changed since then. Always a political tool of the GOPe.


7 posted on 03/03/2014 10:56:02 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: Impy

“LaTourette’s daughter (running under her maiden name) scared a GOP state legislator out of running for reelection, and he’ll instead run a harder race in congressional primary? WTF?”
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“Scared” him? Not really—it’s much more like it pissed him off and made him want to hit back at the GOPe where it will really hurt them.

Earlier today I sent him a small campaign donation and encourage other conservatives to do the same. It’s a great opportunity to replace a RINO in the Republican congressional caucus with another Tea Party patriot.

http://www.mattlynch.com/


8 posted on 03/03/2014 11:34:21 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides; darkangel82; Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

I neglected to consider that, I didn’t know (or forgot) Joyce was a RINO.

I hope someone can beat Miss LaTourrettette for the state house seat.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 11:39:04 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: cotton1706

Lynch’s decision to challenge the congressional seat is the reason I decided not to pursue running. I hadn’t heard it was due to LaTourette’s daughter challenging his Ohio seat. They just can’t stand conservatives I guess.


10 posted on 03/03/2014 12:58:37 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: Impy

I haven’t seen anything Rino-ish about him.


11 posted on 03/03/2014 2:10:18 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: darkangel82; House Atreides

Me either but House Atreides apparently has.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 2:12:14 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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13 posted on 03/03/2014 2:13:01 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: reed13k
The ORP has a well documentated history of turning on Conservative candidates. Ken Blackwell served the state ably as Cincinnati mayor, state treasurer, and secretary of state only to be hung out to dry by the state party as gubernatorial candidate in 2006.

They did to Ken what LaTourette did to his wife Susan when he CALLED her in 2006 from DC to tell her he had been screwing a DC lobbyist and was divorcing her.

LaTourette is NOT a class act.

14 posted on 03/03/2014 2:14:08 PM PST by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: North Coast Conservative; Las Vegas Dave; Pontiac; traditional1

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15 posted on 03/03/2014 2:15:43 PM PST by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: North Coast Conservative

Thanks for the ping Conspiratoristo


16 posted on 03/03/2014 2:39:09 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Impy

“Me either but House Atreides apparently has.”
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Just to be clear, the RINO label applied, and was well earned, to former Congressman Steven LaTourette and the RINO he finagled to take his seat when he quit to make more money defending other RINOs and trying to defeat Tea Party candidates.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/us/politics/tangled-role-in-gop-war-over-tea-party.html?_r=0

Matt Lynch is the Tea Party candidate attempting to unseat the current RINO who was, essentially, put in the seat by the previous RINO LaTourette.

I’d encourage all Buckeye FReepers to support Matt Lynch in whatever way you can:

http://www.mattlynch.com/poll-locations.html

http://www.mattlynch.com/

Let’s have more Tea Party conservatives in the Republican congressional caucus so the current RINO leadership can be replaced.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 2:50:18 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Pontiac
Mark, good to hear from you.

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18 posted on 03/03/2014 4:03:46 PM PST by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: cotton1706

LaTourett should join the Democrats, since they hate conservatives. Please, let’s kick RINOs out of the Republican Party. If they want to be Dems, why not join them?


19 posted on 03/03/2014 7:24:21 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Because it’s easier to serve the Democrat cause from inside the GOP.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 7:48:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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21 posted on 03/04/2014 5:11:04 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave (The democRATic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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