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Friday, August 01, 2014

Hours after stepping down as House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R) said Thursday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives effective Aug. 18. Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. 4. "That way he will also have seniority, and that will help the interests of my constituents (because) he can be there in that consequential lame-duck session," Cantor said.

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..and Boehner cried.

#1 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-08-01 09:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

It is all about representing his constituents....eerrrrr.... wallet.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2014-08-01 09:55 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I'm sure we haven't heard the last of him...

#3 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-08-01 11:19 AM | Reply | Flag:

So, we won't have E. Cantor to kick around anymore?

Too bad. He really knew how to Make Whoopee.

www.youtube.com

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-01 11:26 AM | Reply | Flag:

Why do Republicans hate jews?

#5 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-08-01 11:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

Would be interesting if his district elects someone else besides Dave Brat in that special election....

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2014-08-01 12:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm really disappointed in you zealots...I was gonna wager we'd here a 'he's a quitter' bloviate from ONE of youse guys,....

#7 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-08-01 12:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

What a jerk.

He's got to know this will cost the state money.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-01 12:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does he forfeit 4 months of salary?

#9 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-01 12:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

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I'm really disappointed in you zealots...I was gonna wager we'd here a 'he's a quitter' bloviate from ONE of youse guys,....

#7 | Posted by afkabl2

Are you saying he's NOT a quitter?

He could accomplish a lot in 4 months if he wanted to.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-08-01 01:02 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Does he forfeit 4 months of salary?

Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-01 12:59 PM | Reply

Doubtful knowing congress.

#11 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-08-01 01:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Quitting early, must be hanging around Palin.

#12 | Posted by bat4255 at 2014-08-01 01:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Would be interesting if his district elects someone else besides Dave Brat in that special election....

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2014-08-01 12:01 PM | Reply

Politicians are vindictive manipulators that never serve the people and you can be certain that is his and the GOP establishment's goal. The cost to the public is something politicians don't worry about.

#13 | Posted by Robson at 2014-08-01 01:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

I was gonna wager we'd here a 'he's a quitter' bloviate from ONE of youse guys,....

#7 | Posted by afkabl2

A quitter and a sore Loser.

Oh... and a ------------.

Good riddance.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-01 02:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

He's got to know this will cost the state money.

The cost is minimal since the general election already was being held on Nov. 4. It's just one more race on the ballot.

I was going to criticize this move by Cantor until I saw the bit about seniority. If you can give your successor a little extra seniority in Congress at little cost, it's a smart thing to do for your district.

#15 | Posted by rcade at 2014-08-01 03:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

it's a smart thing to do for your district.

#15 | Posted by rcade

And it is not like Congress is actually going to do anything in the next 4 months anyway.

I, for one, will not miss his evil horseface always hovering around behind Speaker Boehner like a vulture.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-01 03:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

Tunnels ...... lots and lots of tunnels....

Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-08-01 03:30 PM | Reply

I can not stand his nasally voice.

#17 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-08-01 03:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

WTH Was THAT?? Sorry Ma'am

#18 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-08-01 03:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

it's pretty amazing when you consider that real conservatives are just as happy to get him out as the radical left wing zealots that live here are......I'd say strange bedfellows but that's just creepy.. lol

#19 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-08-01 08:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

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