More Eric Cantor Articles

  • Here's why House Republicans' Obamacare replacement was just pushed back

    The leadership shuffle caused by Rep. Eric Cantor's departure is being cited as one of the reasons health care is being punted to the fall.

  • Cantor's loss a blow to state GOP fundraising

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their more reliable sources of campaign cash with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's pending exit from Congress, a loss that's already causing tension within the party. Cantor's campaign account and the...

  • Don't blame John McLaughlin for Eric Cantor's defeat

    Rep. Eric Cantor's loss to largely unknown primary challenger Dave Brat surprised everyone. Brat himself called the win a “miracle.” Now, on the heels of this headline-grabbing result, Republican strategists are distancing themselves from the Cantor campaign, while simultaneously pointing...

  • Could this candidate be the next Jewish Republican in Congress?

    Earlier this month, Republican Lee Zeldin, who is running for Congress this year, welcomed Eric Cantor to Quiogue, N.Y., to headline a fundraiser on Zeldin's behalf.

  • VIDEO --- WEX Backstory: Dave Brat examined

    Dave Brat made national headlines earlier this month when he unseated incumbent House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

  • Dave Brat: I'm not 'Tea Partier Dave'

    Almost exactly two weeks ago, Dave Brat gained national attention by pulling off a primary win over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor that he called "an unbelievable miracle." Brat spoke with the Washington Examiner this morning about his efforts to reintroduce himself to the public and his...

  • Hispanics sour on Obama as young illegals surge across border

    What should Republican lawmakers do about immigration? That's been a simmering source of controversy ever since George W. Bush's push for so-called comprehensive immigration legislation, with legalization and enforcement provisions, in 2006. Most liberals and many economic conservatives argued...

  • Let's stop kidding ourselves; Americans love their politicians

    Even in the most catastrophic year for congressional incumbents, 90 percent of them will win re-election — and most of them will do so rather easily. Many of them, in fact, won't even have to run a campaign.

  • Brian Schweitzer apologized on Facebook for his remarks and the comments are insane

    Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer apologized on Facebook for his offensive comments about House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and the commenters on the post are ridiculous. "I recently made a number of stupid and insensitive remarks to a reporter from the...

  • House conservatives should also be held responsible for leadership fiasco

    For good reason, conservatives lamented the fact that House Republicans on Thursday voted to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., as majority leader with his hand picked successor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

  • Here's how Kevin McCarthy will differ from Eric Cantor

    Where Eric Cantor pushed, expect Kevin McCarthy to steer. Where the outgoing House majority leader has used his post to lead the Republican Party, expect his successor to lead his conference.

  • House GOP picks Kevin McCarthy as majority leader

    House Republicans Tuesday voted to install their chief vote counter as the new majority leader, rejecting a more conservative but slightly less experienced opponent.

  • Dave Brat doesn't have a 23-year-old campaign manager anymore

    Dave Brat has a new campaign manager, and she's an Eric Cantor alum.

  • Democratic 2016 hopeful thinks Southern men are 'effeminate'

    Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, D-Mont, thinks men from the South, including House Majority Leader (for now) Eric Cantor, R-Va., are "a little effeminate." Schweitzer, who spoke with National Journal writer Marin Cogan the night Cantor suffered his stunning loss to Dave Brat, apparently has...

  • Are the two political parties about to crack up?

    The outlook for 2016 is murky, with a stale Hillary Clinton way ahead of other Democrats and a stable of Republicans closely clustered out of the starting gate with no clear leader or perceptible opening.



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