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Down and Out: Cantor to Resign as House Majority Leader

Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House, will step down from his post as majority leader after losing his primary bid Tuesday night, sources tell NBC News.

Aides say they expect Cantor to tell his colleagues he will resign from the position at a meeting of House Republicans at 4 p.m. ET.

Cantor, a Virginia Republican, has served as second-in-command to House Speaker John Boehner since 2010. He was defeated in the primary by David Brat, a little-known economics professor who ran a shoestring campaign without the support of prominent national Tea Party groups.


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Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., talks about the role of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s role after Cantor lost in Virginia’s GOP primary.

" A Lot of Work to Do", says he

"Circle the Wagons, boys"

They're already owing this to the Tea Party, not true, as Mr Brat had no backing from them at all....purely grassroots.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!