Cleveland -- Former congressman Steven LaTourette will run a law firm's new lobbying subsidiary in the nation's capital along with his wife. The move was announced Jan. 8 by the McDonald Hopkins law firm, which has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami and West Palm Beach, Fla.
McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies will have offices overlooking Capitol Hill. LaTourette, a Republican from Lake County, served 18 years in Congress. He didn't seek re-election last year, citing frustration with political gridlock. LaTourette's wife, Jennifer, has worked for a Washington lobbying firm for the past 10 years.