More Eric Cantor Articles

  • 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.

  • Many House Republicans feel irrelevant, candidates say

    They may be in the majority, but many House Republicans feel irrelevant. That’s the problem both candidates for House majority leader promised to fix when they delivered their pitches to the rank and file at a closed door meeting. “I want every member to feel relevant again,” Rep. Raul...

  • Why Raul Labrador can't win his long-shot bid for a leadership post

    Rep. Raul Labrador returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to formally begin rounding up support from fellow GOP lawmakers in his uphill bid to become majority leader.

  • To stay in power, Kevin McCarthy must put conservatives ahead of K Street

    California Congressman Kevin McCarthy will likely win the election this week for House majority leader. Then he'll spend six months working to keep that job when House Republicans choose their leadership again, after the November elections.

  • Steny Hoyer: Another shutdown unlikely because Republicans 'are not stupid'

    The No. 2 House Democrat doesn't anticipate a repeat of October's partial government shutdown, saying Republicans “are not stupid” to again demand spending cuts and other conditions that led to last year's budget impasse. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said that despite deep ideological rifts...

  • Why talk radio host Laura Ingraham is clashing with Raul Labrador

    Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday warned Rep. Raul Labrador he is "squandering" an opportunity to win over conservative voters because of his support for increasing legal immigration. Labrador, R-Idaho, is running for House majority leader as an underdog conservative...



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