Monday, January 10, 2005

LaTourette to Marry Lobbyist

Congressman Steve LaTourette (R) - 14th District is all set to marry Jennifer Laptook.

Why do we care?

Jennifer Laptook is a lobbyist. According to this article from the Plain-Dealer, Laptook was hired by lobbying firm Van Scoyoc and Associates. She has promoted herself by mentioning her closeness with LaTourette and her knowledge of the House Transportation Committee.

LaTourette sits on that committee.

No, no conflict of interest there.

They'll be getting married on February 19th. I feel it's worth mentioning that LaTourette divorced his wife of 21 years last March. Republican family values strike again.