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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Second Texas Republican considers bid to replace Eric Cantor in leadership

    Will he or won’t he? House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling continues to resist the entreaties of the insurgent wing of his caucus to launch a bid for House majority leader in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor’s loss in a Virginia GOP primary. The Texan declined to comment on his...

  • Eric Cantor will step down as majority leader July 31

    An emotional Eric Cantor announced to GOP lawmakers Wednesday that he would relinquish his post as House Majority Leader on July 31.

  • 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.



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