November 3rd, 2010
10:43 AM ET
3 years ago

Cantor to announce intention to run for House majority leader

Washington (CNN) – A source close to Eric Cantor tells CNN that the Republican congressman will announce his intention to run for House majority leader at 10:45 a.m. in a written statement.


Filed under: 2010 • Eric Cantor
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    Congratulations, Mr. Cantor!

    November 3, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  2. Nancy5545

    Great – it's going to either be the bonehead from Ohio or the narcisstic Cantor – wow america – can't wait to pay $75 to fill a 15 gallon tank again and have my income taxes skyrocket again. Oh and I can keep paying hundreds of dollars every month for crappy health care! Wooohoooo! Thanks to the old farts voting yesterday.

    November 3, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. terry, va

    If this is true, he is as a big liar as Obummie. He was on Fox this morning saying he wasn't running for Speaker and was supporting Boehner. Very, very disappointing if true. Another Liar in congress.

    November 3, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. TomInRochNY

    Anyone but Boehner!

    November 3, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. V

    I thought the orange guy had this one locked up. At least he seemed to think so.

    November 3, 2010 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  6. carrotroot

    Wow the Republicans are ruthless! Boenher eye's haven't even finished drying after last night's GOP takeover of the House, and his henchmen are already whipping out the knives!

    November 3, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  7. kyle from ohio

    Why mess around with this guy; he is a RINO; lets just get right to it and elect a Tea-party House member the Majority Leader. Because they are the real power behind the GOP, with exception the Corporate lobbies who now have shown the American public, who's their DADDY; How in the world could we change the way washington works, when the washington lobbies just convince the Nation; that changing the way of washington was a bad ideal; instead lets hire more business people who vote for outsourcing, Hebert Hoover policy of tax cutting during a deep recession, against Green jobs etc.....

    November 3, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  8. kyle from ohio

    41% of the voting population came out to vote!!! And again why do we place our young men and women in harms way to help other counties to have the right to vote and we do not use the gift ourselves. Maybe we are to full of ourselves; I heard the words last night in victory speeches across American; American is the best country in the world; but at the bottom of many important list; Education, Health Care, transporation just to name a few. Money Money Money, remember it has been said you can not serve Money and God Both.

    November 3, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  9. j

    Boehner will be Speaker...different position

    November 3, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  10. Erin

    Boehner will be Speaker of the House. Cantor isn't running for that job, but for majority leader. I can't stand either of them, but Cantor isn't challenging the orange one (at least publicly).

    November 3, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  11. E

    House Majority Leader is not the same thing as Speaker of the House. Two separate things. Boehner can be Speaker with Cantor as House Majority Leader. They're not running against each other.

    November 3, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  12. mames

    He's not running for Speaker–he's running for majority leader.
    Right now, Nancy Pelosi is Speaker and Steny Hoyer is majority leader.

    November 3, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  13. Al in Virginia

    For those of you that do not understand politics but feel obligated to provide us your point of view, Majority Leader is a different position than Speaker within the House Leadership. Speaker of the House is an elected officer of the House – elected by the full House during the first day of the new Congress. Majority Leader is the top ranking position within the caucus of the majority party, elected by the Caucus members (the Republicans in this case). Majority Leader ranks second to the Speaker in power in the House. So Boehner will likely be elected Speaker, while Cantor wants to be Majority Leader – each basically moving up one slot from their positions when they were in the minority these past four years.

    Civics class is a wonderful thing – too bad not everyone pays attention

    November 3, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  14. Fair is Fair

    "If this is true, he is as a big liar as Obummie. He was on Fox this morning saying he wasn't running for Speaker and was supporting Boehner. Very, very disappointing if true. Another Liar in congress."

    He's running for majority leader, not speaker.

    November 3, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  15. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Go ahead and run for it. You won't be in a position of power for long.

    November 3, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  16. maf

    One day does not make a difference. People generally don't know their politics. Speaker, not the same as majority leader; majority in either the house or the senate does NOT mean that laws get passed; some of the health care policies that you are railing against aren't even in play yet. The GOP smoke and mirrors are very powerful, but just smoke and mirrors. You have been duped by no substance!!!

    November 3, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  17. Darlene

    Well let the screwing of Americans begin..if you are not rich you are screwed.

    November 3, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  18. kaien

    i agree apparently a lot of people doesn't read or simply does not now that the post of Speaker is different from Majority Leader in the majority bloc the real leader is the Speaker which is equivalent to Minority Leader for the minority bloc

    November 3, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |