Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary election loss this summer to a little-known Tea Party challenger was a shock. But the reasons given for the loss were not. After the history-making, 12-point loss, the usual rhetoric made the rounds. Show More Summary
... Sure, they were both running unopposed, but this is still a big deal. They got further in the election cycle than Eric Cantor! (That has to count for something, right?)James Woods, the progressive, legally blind, condom-sending, proud atheist running for U.S. House from the 5th Congressional District of Arizona, is now the official Democratic candidate in the race.
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Paul Waldman, Washington Post: Over the course of this primary season, the Tea Party has been able to claim only one significant victory, unseating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. From that, you might conclude that that the Tea Party is waning, beaten back by a Republican establishment determined to rid itself of this meddlesome faction. Show More Summary
Jeff Horwitt: Any incumbent who does not treat this electoral environment like an Apollo 13 moment risks becoming the next Eric Cantor.
The summer parlor game from Wall Street to K Street to Meadow Lane in the Hamptons is guessing where the former U.S. House majority leader will work after decamping from Congress. It’s easy to imagine how a recruiter might try to put his experience to good – and lucrative – use.
You might think that on the heels of the House GOP leadership shake-up caused by the primary defeat of K-Street's friend Eric Cantor, the new GOP leadership team would at least pretend to not be in bed with liberal GOP...
With Eric Cantor's shocking loss to David Brat in Virginia in June, the time has never been more ripe--or more urgent--for a new Jewish Republican voice in Washington. Can California help? Jews voting Republican? Who would've thought?...Show More Summary
U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the victim of a surprising defeat in the June Republican primary, has come up with a self-serving scheme to resign Aug. 18 and finagle a special election Nov. 4 to pick his successor. The special election would be held along with a regularly scheduled one. Read full article >>
Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is considering hedge fund, private equity, and big bank job offers that could bag him over $1 million a year, reports Politico. "There are two famous streets in America that would be glad to employ him. Show More Summary
Eric Cantor is calling it a day. In his farewell speech to the House Friday, he announced that he was resigning, effective August 18th. His resignation comes with a request, as usual. Politico: Rep. Eric Cantor says he will resign from Congress on Aug. Show More Summary
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
U.S. Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor waves after addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images RICHMOND, Va. — After a stunning...Show More Summary
Like a high school senior who already has a job lined up for the fall and wonders why he should bother going to school for the last few weeks, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor apparently can't bear the thought of showing up for work for the remainder of his term after having lost his primary election. Show More Summary
Eric Cantor is quitting congress. The Virginia Republican announced late last night that he would officially resign from his position on August 18. Cantor requested that a special election be held to replace him. Cantor lost a surprising race against Tea Party candidate Dave Brat back in June. The House Majority Leader’s term would have […]
Hours after stepping down as House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R) said Thursday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives effective Aug. 18. Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. Show More Summary
Days after his shocking primary loss to a Tea Party challenger, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that he was resigning his GOP leadership position. Today he announced that later this month he will leave Congress entirely. Show More Summary
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had said that he would finish his term despite his primary defeat and stepping down as majority leader. But it looks like the lure of lobbyist dollars—and maybe the sadness of being in Congress as an extremely, prematurely lame duck—was too much for him. Show More Summary
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