“Governor Bush is a true conservative leader with a long-term vision for this country and the practical know-how to implement it,” Cantor said in a statement Thursday. “After eight years of anemic growth and declining international relevance, America needs a president that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness – Jeb Bush is that man.
“I look forward to working closely with the governor and his team as they chart a course to the White House.”
Cantor served in Congress representing Virginia’s Seventh District from 2001-2014. He was upset in a Republican Party primary last summer by Dave Brat, who went on to win the general election in November to represent the Seventh in Congress.
Cantor is now vice chairman of Moelis & Company, a global investment bank.
– Story by Chris Graham