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Steve LaTourette’s “Main Street” Advocacy Project Reeks of Hypocrisy

As tension continues to escalate between the GOP establishment and the Tea Party, it was only a matter of time before a champion of the good old spending days cashed in on protecting the status quo. Steve LaTourette, a former congressman from Ohio, is eagerly seizing the opportunity to profit from the Washington, D.C., revolving door of special interests.

Since leaving Congress at the end of 2012, LaTourette has angled to be a self-appointed Tea Party slayer. This should come as no surprise, given LaTourette’s record during his time in Congress. During his 18-year tenure, he consistently voted against spending cuts and to protect the interests of transportation and building trade unions—his largest campaign contributors. The core mission of the Tea Party to limit spending and increase government transparency runs counter to LaTourette’s entire history as a congressman.

During the past year, he has aggressively sought the media spotlight to criticize the Tea Party and the members of Congress they helped elect. He has been a frequent guest on MSNBC to take gratuitous shots at the Tea Party movement and principled conservative Congress members.

Please read my entire commentary at RedState.com.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a contributor to Conservative Review and is a TV and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for ConservativeReview.com, The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax magazine. Dr. Borelli is also a regular political panelist on NewsmaxTV and i24 News he also co-hosts radio programs on SiriusXM Patriot with his wife Deneen Borelli. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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