Eric Cantor Quitting as Majority Leader


cantor2Twenty-four hours ago, Eric Cantor thought he was cruising to reelection. Now he’s stepping down as head of the Republican Party in the House. Cantor will resign as House Majority Leader next month, according to three Republicans “familiar with his plans,” The Washington Post reports.

Cantor lost his primary Tuesday to Tea Party candidate Dave Brat, capturing just 44.5 percent of the vote.

As House Majority Leader, Cantor helped scuttle a “grand bargain” between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama in 2011 to keep the government open and cut the deficit. In 2009, Cantor engineered unanimous House GOP opposition to Obama’s stimulus plan. Read more at The Washington Post.

{Andy Newscenter}


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