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Retiring Congressman Steve LaTourette of Ohio things the Tea Party is hurting Republicans.
“There’s a one-word phrase we use in Ohio for that: ‘crap,’” LaTourette said on CNN’s “Starting Point,” when asked whether he bought a Tea Party leader’s line that that group is the nation’s “last best hope” to “restore America’s founding principles.”
“That’s nonsense,” LaTourette continued. He said that a number of congressional losses Tuesday underscore the dangers facing the GOP.
“The Republican Party cannot be a national party if we give up the entire East Coast of the United States,” he said, adding, “We don’t have any Republicans in New England. We don’t have Republicans in the mid-Atlantic states. We can’t continue to diss the Latino voters.”