Ode to Cold Warrior: Redistricting of Ohio 14 means LaTourette can and should be defeated

Here’s a report from an Ohio paper:

“The district represented by Bainbridge Township Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette will pick up parts of Cuyahoga County he does not currently represent, including Brecksville, Independence, Lyndhurst and Mayfield Heights, as well as communities in Summit, Portage and Trumbull counties.”


What does this mean? LaTourette’s district is now solidly Republican and would elect a conservative nominee in a general election. For years, LaTourette has opposed conservative initiatives.

He voted for NPR funding.

He voted against a bill to repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction as appropriated in the Obamacare legislation.

He voted against an amendment to HR 2017 that would have prohibited the use of funds to implement collective bargaining by employees of the Transportation Security Administration.

In a bellweather district, perhaps one could make a case for LaTourette. But in a safe Republican district, we can do better.

Ohio 14 needs a conservative candidate. Here’s hoping for an Ohio 14 tea party!