Cantor takes nothing for granted against conservative challenger
June 10th, 2014
12:56 PM ET
3 months ago

Cantor takes nothing for granted against conservative challenger

(CNN) – The No. 2 Republican in the House and potential speaker has been hitting back at a primary challenger who accuses him of abandoning GOP principles.

David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College outside Richmond, isn't likely to come close to ousting Eric Cantor in Tuesday's vote in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

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Filed under: 2014 • Eric Cantor • Virginia
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  1. Sniffit

    I want to know how and to what extent Cantor was involved in the corruption involving the state GOP/Teatrolls and that Dem state senator Puckett. Now. I want to watch him squirm and lie his smug, smirky little face off as he denies any involvement. But of course, CNN and the MSM will only ask him softball questions out of fear of a boycott from AFP, Crossroads and other money conduits for our country's oligarchs to buy themselves the reporting they desire.

    June 10, 2014 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh, hey. The dude that produces and finalizes the U.S. House of Representatives working calendar for the worst congress in history (working or otherwise) is out and about campaigning for himself?

    Tsk. Tsk.

    June 10, 2014 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  3. TONE

    Cantor will lose.

    June 10, 2014 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Can anyone name any legislative accomplishments from Mr. Cantor, major or minor? I'm talking about stuff signed into law.

    June 10, 2014 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    People in your district really don't like you Mr. Cantor. However, with that shooting in Las Vegas over the weekend, people actually have a bad taste in their mouths when they think of the Tea Party. I frankly will like to see you lose so the teatard can lose to the democrat.

    June 10, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  6. tom l

    I want to know how and to what extent Cantor was involved in the corruption involving the state GOP/Teatrolls and that Dem state senator Puckett. Now. I want to watch him squirm and lie his smug, smirky little face off as he denies any involvement. But of course, CNN and the MSM will only ask him softball questions out of fear of a boycott from AFP, Crossroads and other money conduits for our country's oligarchs to buy themselves the reporting they desire."
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    I have no idea what you're talking about but I'm shocked that a politician would be doing something corrupt. So weird. I'm just wondering where your outrage is for Leland Yee – you know, the guy that was a state senator and big gun control advocate who was busted for....wait for it...keep waiting...oh yeah, it was for illegally trafficking firearms.

    That's right, you probably don't know about it because it hasn't been on CNN at all. No story whatsoever.

    Where's your outrage that they don't cover that story which far more dangerous and sinister than whatever it was that Cantor did.

    June 10, 2014 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. ST

    Politics is a very, very dirty game. If you can master how to play it, then you are in to master it, BUT if you can't, it can push you far, far away thus resulting in an embarrassment to those who opt to play it.

    June 10, 2014 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  8. Lolo

    Please Pleas vote out Herman Munster. He is just as goofy as the real deal. This man is only about self. He loves living of of the government and the fools who vote for him.

    June 10, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  9. PaulCat

    Just remember, if you have a lot of money, you can buy congress and they will always vote your way.

    June 10, 2014 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  10. Winning

    tom l, you apparently have a short memory in addition to your short attention span. Sniffit is no fan of Yee's, so another spectacular fail on your part you partisan hack.

    June 10, 2014 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    @tom I, this "I want what I want when I want it" child of the underworld is one congressman who asked for favors for natural disasters that happened around the US until his district was hit with an earthquake a little over two years ago then he came crawling for help.
    The guy is a disgusting human being but since he has been around for a while we, the people, will continue to pay his pension and healthcare for life after he is finally thrown out on his little behind.

    June 10, 2014 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  12. The Elephant in the Room

    Conservatives were against the 1776 revolution, against freeing the slaves, against women having the right to vote, against the civil rights act, against the voting rights act, against marriage equality, against gun control [even background checks]. All of these are changes that have or WILL occur in America.
    Who in their proper, patriotic, American-principled mind, would embrace being a "CONSERVATIVE"? American

    June 10, 2014 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  13. Winning

    Oh, and the Leland Yee story has been reported on CNN, 10 seconds with google demonstrates this without even the slightest bit of difficulty. So once again, fail.

    June 10, 2014 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  14. Dumbas[R]ocks

    Let the [R] clown-car show begin. Its currently off in one of the side rings of the circus. But soon one of the clowns will say something stupid enough that they will let the clown-car drive right into the center ring, to the applause and laughter of the rest of us.

    June 10, 2014 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  15. ThinkAgain: If you don't like Congress, get rid of the repub/tea bag majority

    The gop has devolved into a bunch of whiny brats who think it's cool when they screw people over, spend their whole day doing nothing but rationalizing their bad behavior and have a hissy fit the minute anyone calls them out on their lies and bad behavior.

    This is what happens on the individual and group level when people are weak, ignorant and completely incapable of taking responsibility for their own words and actions, lack compassion for others and are filled with self-righteousness. I utterly despise people like this because they are NOTHING but a drag on the rest of society and obnoxious, petty creeps to be around.

    June 10, 2014 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    Why don't you hold the teaparty Muderers FLAG that they put on the police officers bodies, you know , the one palin and the teahage BACHMAN carry around and preach HATE with!!!!! Cantor, the same one that tried to DENY his own state flood aid last year, and you want to vote for this slim ball ?????

    June 10, 2014 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  17. Thomas

    Eric Cantor want to be house speaker so bad he can taste it !

    June 10, 2014 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  18. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    Cantor, SECOND in command of the GOP GARBAGE and GOP Sewage of America . You teaparty trailer trash congress men and TEAHAGS might as well have PULLED the TRIGGER YOURSELF , their members of YOUR HATE POSSE!!!!!

    June 10, 2014 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  19. Gunderson

    Humm,
    Why is it all you "Superior" types have to call names for the other side? Believe me your intelligence is showing thru. So far the Nanny State has brought a nearly 18 Trillion Dollar Federal debt while you, and Nero were fiddling away. The Percentage of people working is at it's lowest since 1978. Many are working less than 40 hours a week but you chide the ones that may give you a job. Heaven knows you have no capability to provide anybody a job.

    And just so you know, the southwest is being invaded by illegals in overwhelming numbers, thanks to your Administration in Washington. You get what you vote for, so scream away. It won't help.

    June 10, 2014 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  20. The Republican Party Is Dead To Me

    Alligators are known to be cannibalistic. Now it seems the republicans have more in common with the reptiles than first thought.

    June 10, 2014 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. Me

    Winning

    tom l, you apparently have a short memory in addition to your short attention span. Sniffit is no fan of Yee's, so another spectacular fail on your part you partisan hack.
    ______________
    WOW LMFAO, pot calling the kettle black!!! The only partisan hacks on here are you and the gang and sniffit is the leader (or Rudy depending on the day)!!! Also, CNN might have run the story but is was NEVER on the front page, you had to dig and dig to find it so Tom's point is 100% valid!

    June 10, 2014 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. S.B. Stein

    It would be so funny to see him and Beohner lose in their re-election bids. If they both win, Cantor is going after the speakership. It is going to be a difficult Congress to watch.

    June 10, 2014 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    So you're "gotcha" argument that I'm being hypocritical, tom, is based entirely on assumptions that I don't think an accused gun-running jakchole in CA belongs in jail, don't even know about it and didn't have a problem with CNN not covering it MONTHS AGO when it happened? Assumptions, tom, assumptions.

    That being said, I consider this a bigger deal. In VA you have one party essentially bribing a member of the other party to resign from the legislature in order to shift power and undo the entire meaning of election results, just so they could block the Medicaid expansion in VA. Yee's sale or facilitation of the sale of guns is a very different type of thing, more clearly criminal, but less directly related to the GOP's/Teatrolls' constant state-level attacks on the fundamentals of our democracy. Are you telling us, by trying to undermine criticism of it, that you think what happened in VA is perfectly fine?

    June 10, 2014 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    "Eric Cantor want to be house speaker so bad he can taste it !"

    Yep...a slightly salty mixture of David and Charles....

    June 10, 2014 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  25. TONE

    This weasel is done for. He do look like one don't he?

    June 10, 2014 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
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