Skip to comments.BREAKING: Cantor to announce intention to run for House majority leader
Posted on 11/03/2010 8:12:56 AM PDT by justlurking
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.
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Great news!!!Shake’em up!!!
Works for me.
I don’t like it.....not a bit....
I could get behind Pence though.....
He sure was “front and center” last night on every program he could get on including this morning.
It would not surprise me a bit. I think the guy would be refreshing and he can think on his feet and has no problem calling out Democrats.
He would be a lot better than a career politician who said his party is now listening. Boehner, do you mean you were not listening before.
I also thought that whole crying thing was not about the country but himself. Thinking about being 3rd in line to the Presidency.
Shake it up? Cantor is just moving to number 2 under Boehner.
I prefer Cantor over Boehner. I’m tired of the GOP “it’s my turn” leadership hierarchy.
Is he breaking from the elites?
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Who else would be leader?
I love Paul Ryan but not wild about Cantor.
No thanks. Give me Mike Pence, please.
Good! Cantor or Pence would be great. Bay-nor had his shot.
Bye,Bye Nancy..good riddance to bad rubbish..Looks like we have the last laugh old cow..Turn in the keys to your private jet we pay for..
No news here. This has been in the works for months.
Boehner is House Speaker.
Cantor is Majority Leader.
McCarthy is Majority Whip.
I love John Boehner
He said this morning on Fox that he wasn’t a candidate for the position and that he’d support Boehner, but then about 15 seconds later he said to stay tuned and Gretchen completely missed it.
Hasn’t this been the plan all along? Boehner, SOH with Cantor MajL?
Cantor is an Establishment opportunist. He is part of the problem not the solution. He refused to attend the VA Tea Party convention in Richmond, which is near his district. We had Frank Wolf attend along with the Gov and AG.
Disagree with your whole assessment of Boehner. He was a fine minority leader and will be a fine Speaker.
House Majority Leader is not the same as Speaker.
Maybe the impending competetion is the REAL reason Boner got all choked up and teary in his little speech last night.
Sorry RINO weasel. Problem is I’m not sure Cantor is reliably conservative either.
Hell no. Just what we need is a linguini spined brown noser.
You mean Eric “little piggy” Cantor? The same Eric Cantor who refused to back eliminating earmarks?
I like Cantor, but I think he is too wonky to be leader.
He also supported the bank bail-out, which I can fogive, but it makes him suspect.
I would prefer a bomb-thrower with Cantor in No. 2 position, as Cantor is a great detail man.
Cool. We will just not agree with this subject. Have a great day!!!!
Caution - cantor walks in RINOland (ala Mitch Daniels)
Not good news - give me Pence or give me death!
Big freakin' surprise there.
He backed TARP and isn’t as conservative as I’d like, but he’d be a very refreshing change and much better front man for the House over the next two years.
Given the way Boehner cried last night he could be close to the full-Franken diaper position about now.
I hate to say it outloud, but I don’t entirely trust Cantor yet. There are some other names on that list I don’t trust either. We are going to have to watch them like hawks.
Yes it has been the plan. People are jumping the gun and not paying attention as well as probably reading the headline wrong.
Pence would be great, but he may be a tad too nice a man and not quite strong enough with reporters. Cantor’s got him beat on those counts.
Boner did hold the line on every important vote the House took over the last two years. Every one.
He just couldn't explain to the American people why the GOP opposition was important.
Thanks. So he wants to be Leader and Boehner Speaker? I did not know they were two separate positions. Man I have been here five years and learned a TON from you guys, but it seems like I am still struggling in certain areas. Thank you for your information.
thanks but no thanks
Boehner was Brer Rabbit the last couple of years. He lay low.
Pence is more visceral, and Ryan has the smarts. Cantor’s an insider Progressive. But I bet he’d give McCain a what for.
I suppose it all depends on who knows where the deepest skeleton closets are........
I am glad someone remembers Cantor’s role in this attempt to remake the GOP in the image of the moderates. If we really want change, Cantor is not the person we want as Number 2 in the House.
No one should be the ‘presumptive’ [it’s my turn, it’s my turn] in either the House or Senate.
Pence has already said he's stepping down from any GOP leadership spot. Is it because he's going to run for governor? Or is it because he knows Cantor and Boehner better than we do?
I hope, and I’m sure you hope, you’re proven wrong. Saying he wants to roll back the health care ‘monstrocity’ is a good start. He may not be able to undo the law, but he can certainly lead the charge on defunding it through appropriations.
Yeah! One of ours!
To all those here thinking this is a challenge to Boehner, it isn’t. Boehner will be Speaker of the House. Majority Leader is the head of the Republican caucus in the House.
Boehner will be the Speaker of the House
Cantor will be the Majority Leader
this was never in doubt if the Rs took the House
DITTO very good, Boehner looks like a worn out drunk.
What about Michele Bachmann?
Didn’t he take the place of Dennis Hassert? Why in the heck am I confusing everything. I feel like this is my first day on FR....I need to get a grip on this House of Representatives STAT!