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
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
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
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
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is quitting Congress ahead of his previously-scheduled departure. Maybe he got himself a higher-paying gig. Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. 4. By having a special election in November, the winner would [...]
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In a stunning move, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced last night that he was resigning his leadership position effective immediately -- and, hours later, announced that starting August 18th, he would no longer be a member of Congress.
Soon-to-be-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his primary, gave his farewell address to Congress today. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will take over following the August recess. House Republicans couldn’t agree...Show More Summary
Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) delivered a farewell speech Thursday morning on the House floor in which he praised the chamber's bipartisanship and urged lawmakers to push for a more active foreign policy.
House Republicans were so upset about the impending departure of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) that they created a tribute video filled with uplifting music and highlights from Cantor's career. Cantor steps down from his leadership position on Friday following his shocking primary loss in June. Show More Summary
Joe Carr remembers exactly where he was when he found out that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his race to the largely unknown political upstart David Brat. As he finished up a meeting with a group of about 75 Tea Party supporters in Obion County, someone waved a smartphone and announced the startling news. Show More Summary
Doug Bandow The recent primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was one of the bigger shocks to American politics in some time. Congressional leaders, known to bring home the bacon for local folks, usually are handily reelected. But Cantor’s loss will do more than simply reshuffle the biggest offices on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary
Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s career in Congress might be over, but he’s got plenty of suitors on Wall Street and in the National Republican Committee.
Radio host Laura Ingraham, who played a key role in Dave Brat’s primary upset victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), said that she was “all in for Joe Carr” in his primary challenge against Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on Monday. Show More Summary
This article originally appeared in Roll Call The effect on the congressional immigration debate after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising primary loss should not be about whether to have reform, but whether that reform should be about increasing foreign labor or reducing it. Show More Summary
On Thursday, House Republican leaders reportedly denied Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart's (R-FL) final request to act on his amnesty bill, which he had planned to push after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) June primary. After Cantor...Show More Summary
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) told Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) that he may be the next victim of the anti-incumbent Tea Party mood sweeping America with the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor earlier this year, Politico’s Manu Raju reports. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, the conventional wisdom was that the moderate establishment had taken control of the GOP back from the Tea Party and other "extremists." With Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Chris McDaniel...Show More Summary