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Eric Cantor Loses to Tea Party Challenger

POLITICS | By Alan Suderman and David Espo | Jun 11
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

Tea Party Rejoicing at Cantor’s Defeat

POLITICS | Jun 11
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 Plans to Resign from Leadership

POLITICS | By David Espo | Jun 11
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.

Cantor: Country Continues to Strive Towards Equality for All Americans

POLITICS | By Michael K. Lavers | Apr 19
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

NATIONAL | By Steve LeBlanc | Feb 25
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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