Tag: Eric Cantor

Webb, Gilmore, Cantor, Cuccinelli: The pols Virginia wants to forget

Remember ol’ Jim Webb, Jim Gilmore, Eric Cantor, Ken Cuccinelli? Of course you do; you once voted them into public office.

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to speak at UVA on Friday

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy hosts former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at UVA for a guest lecture entitled, “The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Economic Growth Agenda.”

Eric Cantor endorses Jeb Bush for president

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president and will serve as a co-chair of Bush’s 2016 Virginia campaign.

When do we start looking ahead to 2016?

The 2016 presidential election is two years away. Hard to believe, ain’t it? I mean, didn’t we just have one of them presidential elections?

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Is Dave Brat suddenly afraid to debate?

Dave Brat was frustrated when powerful House Republican leader Eric Cantor seemed to be avoiding his requests for a debate during their congressional nomination race.

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McAuliffe calls special election for Cantor congressional seat

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed a writ of elections declaring a special election to replace the congressional seat vacated by Representative Eric Cantor for November 4, 2014.

Eric Cantor to resign from Congress Aug. 18

Seventh District Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, after his shocking upset loss in a June party primary, is resigning his seat effective Aug. 18 and is asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to fill the seat.

Creigh Deeds: What a week in Virginia politics

Last week saw the passage of a state budget and also the potential demise of Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Two dramatic events of the previous few days drove the results of the Special Session.

Chris Graham: Eric Cantor lost to a sixteen

Think of Eric Cantor as a #1 seed, Dave Brat as a #16 seed, the primary as the opening game of an NCAA Tournament, and what that means in March.

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Dave Brat: Thank you

What more can I say than thank you to the men and women who share my beliefs in our Constitution and the greatness of this country. The same people who founded our country shared these beliefs as well – that America can and will be great.

John O’Bannon: Statement on Eric Cantor primary defeat

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was my immediate predecessor as Delegate for the 73rd District. I have known Eric and the entire Cantor family for decades.

Poll: Cantor loss reflection of unpopular GOP leadership

A new Public Policy Polling survey conducted in the Seventh District Tuesday night finds that both House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP House leadership are deeply unpopular in the district, even with Republican voters, and that likely led to his stunning loss in a Republican primary.

Stunner! Eric Cantor loses Republican primary, ousted from Congress

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., lost his battle with Randolph-Macon economics professor Dave Brat for re-nomination to the ballot in the Seventh Congressional District in Virginia Tuesday, a political stunner that sent shock waves down both sides of the aisle.

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Dave Brat blasts Eric Cantor for humanitarian crisis

The crisis at the border is growing every minute, every hour, every day. No House Congressman has done more to encourage illegal immigration than Eric Cantor, who claims amnesty is required by the “the great founding principles of our nation.”

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Dave Brat: A vote for Eric Cantor is a vote for amnesty

Eric Cantor has repeatedly – over and over and over again – promised citizenship for those who illegally enter our country.

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Dave Brat campaign claims momentum after Laura Ingraham rally

Last night, at a standing room only rally headlined by conservative radio and TV host Laura Ingraham, Dave Brat received a raucous welcome from more than 660 constituents from all counties of the Seventh Congressional District.

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Radio host Laura Ingraham to host rally for Dave Brat

The Dave Brat Seventh District Republican nomination campaign is looking for a boost from a guest appearance by nationally syndicated conservative radio and TV host Laura Ingraham.

Eric Cantor to farmers: Passing newest farm bill ‘was pretty rough’

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, told members of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board that an “unholy marriage between food stamps and farm policy” complicated Congress’ ability to pass the 2014 Farm Bill sooner than it did.

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Dave Brat: Eric Cantor is pro-amnesty

Congressman Gutiérrez is here to set up a great deception that will allow Eric Cantor to claim he is opposed to amnesty, at the eleventh hour, just two weeks prior to the primary on June 10th.

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Dave Brat: Eric Cantor flip-flops on immigration, amnesty

Eric Cantor is displaying textbook election year politics – the hallmark of a career politician. Where has Eric been on amnesty? He has repeatedly supported measures designed to legalize those who are here illegally. That is amnesty in the purest form.

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Dave Brat: Eric Cantor fails to lead on Benghazi

The Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012 was an egregious assault by terrorists against our embassy that resulted in the death of four Americans.

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Dave Brat calls for investigation into hiring tied to Eric Cantor

Seventh District Republican congressional nomination candidate Dave Brat responded today to the breaking news that the Republican Party of Virginia has hired a political operative as executive director whose firm is apparently under contract with incumbent Congressman Eric Cantor.

Immigration groups escorted from Eric Cantor’s Richmond office

A group of leaders from Virginia Organizing, Casa in Action, and ACLU of Virginia were escorted by police out of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Richmond office Thursday after his staff refused to schedule a constituent meeting to discuss immigration reform.

Groups call on Cantor to support immigration reform

On Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m., Virginia Organizing, Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO), Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Virginia New Majority, and other groups are holding a rally at Monroe Park to call on House Majority Leader Congressman Eric Cantor to support comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

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Poll: Mark Warner looks strong for Senate re-election

Mark Warner leads three potential top Republican challengers for his Senate seat by double-digit margins, according to a new poll.

Cantor endorses Bolling for GOP gubernatorial nomination

Congressman Cantor has joined Gov. McDonnell in endorsing Bolling for governor in 2013. Earlier this week, the Bolling campaign also announced the support of more than 100 Republican Party leaders from all across Virginia

Poll: Obama up big in Virginia

A new Public Policy Polling survey of Virginia voters has Democrat Barack Obama with an eight-point lead over likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The Obama lead over Romney was at 51 percent-to-43 percent in the PPP survey. Public Policy Polling has had Obama leading Virginia by similar margins for much of the past year.

Cantor celebrates Luray’s 200th Anniversary

From LurayPageFreePress.com House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Rep. VA-7) joined in Luray’s anniversary celebration of 200 years.  Reading the comments that he offered to the US House of Representatives, he presented Luray Mayor Barry Presgraves, members of the Town Council and the citizens of Luray,  a plaque depicting his oration from March 21, 2012. “It […]

Chris Graham: Repealing 50 years of advances in basic civil rights

“The federal government,” says Bill Howell, the speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, “has long ago usurped the power reserved to the states and the people via our Constitution.” Here we go again. Looks like we’re about to refight the Civil War. Howell is in Washington today to talk up something called the Repeal […]

Kaine statement on GOP efforts on financial industry

  Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after Roll Call reported that House Republican leaders, including Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), met with more than 100 Wall Street lobbyists yesterday to strategize a plan to kill financial regulatory reform:

Cantor comments on Dem jobs focus

Staff Report With YouTube video Remarks from Seventh District Republican Congressman Eric Cantor at Tuesday’s GOP Press Stakeout: “Good morning. Well, I guess the switch is on. The Speaker announced today she’s going to begin to focus on jobs. The White House also now has decided that for December we will finally be focusing on […]

What Virginia’s delegation had to say on health-care vote

The House of Representatives voted 220-215 late Saturday night to approve legislation that includes mandates to insurance providers and consumers and creates a public option for the provision of insurance coverage. One Republican, Joseph Cao of Louisiana, joined 219 Democrats in voting for the bill; 176 Republicans and 39 Democrats voted against the legislation, which […]

DNC hits Republicans on health care

The Democratic National Committee today released a new television ad set to run on national and District of Columbia cable stations, and in 10 Republican congressional districts, blasting the Republican Party for voting earlier this year to abolish Medicare and for its decades long hostility towards the health-care program for our nation’s seniors.

DNC targets Cantor, other GOP leaders on stimulus opposition

The Democratic National Committee launched a new offensive against Republican Congressional Leaders on Wednesday over the economy and the success of the Recovery Act. The multi-pronged effort takes U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell (Kent.) and Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and U.S. Reps. John Boehner (Ohio), Eric Cantor (Va.) and Mike Pence (Ind.) to task for supporting the […]

White House ’08: A tough choice for McCain

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Don’t believe it when you read that John McCain hasn’t made up his mind on a running mate. That said, I’m willing to bet that McCain wishes he wouldn’t have to go public on this tomorrow, given that he’s pretty much damned whatever way he goes in his Veepstakes. The […]

We have met the enemy, and it is us

The Top Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net You listen to Republicans, and you’d think that the only thing we need to do to address our current fuel and energy crisis is drill, drill, drill and drill some more – even if the Department of Energy, the Bush administration’s Department of Energy, that is, has done […]