Statement by former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH), President of the Main Street Partnership
(Washington, DC) – Last night, Republican primary voters went to the polls in Illinois and voted to nominate Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL). Both Kinzinger and Schock had been targeted by the Club for Growth’s “Primary My Congressman” campaign. In response, former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH), President of the Main Street Partnership, issued the following statement:
“Last night, the voters of Illinois went to the polls and ignored the Club for Growth and chose to nominate their Congressmen – Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger – for another term. The Club for Growth launched a “Primary My Congressman” campaign that was aimed at 10 Republican members of Congress that have had the audacity to govern on behalf of their constituents rather than at the behest of the New York and DC millionaire special interests at the Club for Growth.
“So far the Club is a perfect 0 for 2, and losing is something the Club for Growth should get used to – last night’s losses are just the beginning.”
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The Main Street Partnership is dedicated to promoting and building a pragmatic, thoughtful, fiscally conservative, and inclusive “Governing Majority,” where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans. Embracing the full spectrum of center-right ideologies and values in order to build coalitions, the Main Street Partnership is the largest organization of elected leaders who are in the mold of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. For more information on the Main Street Partnership, visit our website at www.republicanmainstreet.org.