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Eric Cantor Loses to Tea Party Challenger

By Alan Suderman and David Espo | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed Republican primary challenger

Cantor Plans to Resign from Leadership

By David Espo | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Officials say House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post this summer after losing a primary election Tuesday night in a major upset.

Tea Party Rejoicing at Cantor’s Defeat

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, a foe of loosening immigration laws.

Cantor: Country Continues to Strive Towards Equality for All Americans

By Michael K. Lavers | Thursday Apr 19, 2012
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said during a Politico breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that the country continues to "strive" to "provide equal treatment to everybody."

House leader surprised by Obama not defending DOMA

By Steve LeBlanc | Friday Feb 25, 2011
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he was "taken aback" by President Barack Obama ordering his administration to stop defending the constitutionality of a federal law that bans recognition of gay marriage.
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