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  • Eric Cantor: 'I don't have any regrets'

    Just five days after Rep. Eric Cantor's stunning defeat, the first sitting majority leader to go down to a primary challenger in history, the Virginia Republican denied that his loss had anything to do with being out of touch with voters in his district. Cantor said he didn't believe the...

  • How Eric Cantor's loss leaves the GOP with an uncertain future

    Less than 24 hours after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got ambushed in a GOP primary, shell-shocked Republicans gathered in the basement of the U.S. Capitol. The Virginia Republican gave a short speech, saying he would give up his leadership post at the end of July. Then the man he was...

  • The risk and opportunity of Raul Labrador's bid for House majority leader

    Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has decided to enter the race for House majority leader, presenting both a risk and opportunity for conservatives.

  • This Tea Party favorite just jumped in the race to replace Eric Cantor

    Second-term Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, plans to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for the second most powerful House leadership position. Labrador just released a statement announcing his bid for House majority leader, saying he believes Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss on...

  • Pete Sessions drops bid for majority leader, assuring Kevin McCarthy victory

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California has a clear path to succeeding Eric Cantor in the No. 2 House leadership position, now that McCarthy's only opponent has dropped out. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, announced Thursday night he will no longer seek the job of majority leader, leaving McCarthy as...

  • Rep. Pete Sessions drops bid for House majority leader

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas says he's dropping his bid for House majority leader. Sessions was one of a handful of candidates in the running for the post being left by Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, who lost a primary election earlier this week. “After thoughtful...

  • The absurdity of electing Kevin McCarthy to replace Eric Cantor as House majority leader

    If House Republicans respond to the shocking primary defeat of Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., by elevating his handpicked successor Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., it would be beyond tone-deaf. It would be pure absurdity.

  • Indiana Republican joins crowded leadership race

    Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana announced Thursday that he was running for House majority whip. Stutzman's bid, reported by a Hoosier State political weblog, could throw a wrench into a the head to head battle for whip that had materialized Wednesday between Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of...

  • Dave Brat's win over Eric Cantor reminds us of what the Tea Party is --- and isn't

    Washington went into shock this week when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., lost his primary to an unknown college professor named Dave Brat.

  • Paul Ryan won't run for leadership post in wake of Eric Cantor's ouster

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said he isn't interested in running for a Republican leadership position now that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has announced he will step down next month. Ryan, a former GOP vice presidential nominee, is among the top names that have circulated to...

  • Eric Cantor to step down as House majority leader: GOP lawmaker

    Rep. Eric Cantor will step down as the House majority leader at the end of July, according to a Republican lawmaker familiar with his plans. The Virginia Republican unexpectedly lost his primary bid on Tuesday to challenger Dave Brat. For more on this story, check WashingtonExaminer.com...

  • These two Republicans are vying to succeed Eric Cantor as majority leader

    The race to succeed Rep. Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader began Wednesday morning, just hours after the Virginia Republican was ousted in a GOP primary in stunning fashion.

  • If you run for Congress, even as a long shot, you should probably be prepared for common policy questions

    Defying expectations, Dave Brat convincingly defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday night. But the little-known Brat may not be ready for prime time after his surprise win.



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