Eric Cantor Becomes First Majority Leader to Lose in Primary
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced he will step down from his post next month after his defeat in the primary and a closed-door meeting with GOP lawmakers. The Virginia Republican is instead lending his support to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy who will seek the position in the June 19th elections. Cantor will stay in the House until his term runs out at the end of the year.Rules Chairman Pete Sessions will also run for the position. Cantor's defeat came as a surprise, as it was by Dave Brat, a Tea Party-inspired economics professor.
By Jordan Moses
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