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LaTourette retiring from Congress
Nine-term congressman says Washington's atmosphere has worn him down
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR
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Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Bainbridge Twp.) is expected to announce his retirement from Congress today.
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Nine-term Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette has decided not to seek re-election in November.

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett says LaTourette told him that he won't be a candidate in November. Bennett wouldn't comment on LaTourette's reasons for retiring.

LaTourette has scheduled a news conference at 10 a.m. this morning at his district office in Painesville, Ohio.

LaTourette was unopposed in the March GOP primary and does not have a strong challenger in November's general election.

LaTourette’s 14th district includes Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties and parts of Cuyahoga, Portage, Summit and Trumbull counties. 

The Washington Post reports that LaTourette decided to retire over a dispute with leadership on committee assignments.

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