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Erik Cantor to 'resign early'. Wants special election.



He said on the night of the election that he was leaving early so this comes as no surprise. However I think it is pure irony and sheer chutzpa that one of the founding fathers of the DO NOTHING CONGRESS Taxed Enough Already Division wants a special election at additional tax payer expense to appoint someone to his seat. It's not like they are going to do anything between now and the end of the congressional term so what's the rush to appoint another possibly member to the Do Nothing Club.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

The congressman will step down Aug. 18 and ask Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately, Cantor spokesman Doug Heye said Friday.

Hours after stepping down as House majority leader Thursday, Cantor told the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1puQVLX) he would step down instead of serving his full term, which would have ended in January.

Cantor told the newspaper a special election would give the winner seniority rather than waiting until January to take office with the new Congress. ...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/eric-cantor-resign-house-seat_n_5640262.html

Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Fri Aug 1, 2014, 11:00 AM (8 replies)
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