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BREAKING: Cantor to announce intention to run for House majority leader
CNN ^ | 2010-11-03 | Brianna Keilar

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2010midterms; cantor; leader
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1 posted on 11/03/2010 8:12:58 AM PDT by justlurking
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To: justlurking

Great news!!!Shake’em up!!!


2 posted on 11/03/2010 8:13:56 AM PDT by ontap
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To: justlurking

Good!


3 posted on 11/03/2010 8:14:58 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (The Professional Left: Using Your Money to Promote Their Ideology Since the 1930's)
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To: justlurking

Works for me.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 8:15:45 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: justlurking

I don’t like it.....not a bit....

I could get behind Pence though.....


5 posted on 11/03/2010 8:16:16 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: justlurking

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.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 8:16:19 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: ontap

Shake it up? Cantor is just moving to number 2 under Boehner.


7 posted on 11/03/2010 8:16:19 AM PDT by kabar
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To: justlurking

I prefer Cantor over Boehner. I’m tired of the GOP “it’s my turn” leadership hierarchy.


8 posted on 11/03/2010 8:16:31 AM PDT by Padams
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To: justlurking

Is he breaking from the elites?

http://republicanwhip.house.gov/newsroom/2009/04/national-council-for-a-new-america-formed.html

Our National Panel of Experts:

Governor Haley Barbour
Governor Jeb Bush
Governor Bobby Jindal
Senator John McCain
Governor Mitt Romney

(snip)

Sincerely,

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mike Pence, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, John Carter, Pete Sessions, David Dreier, Kevin McCarthy, Roy Blunt

Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, Lamar Alexander, John Ensign, John Cornyn, John Thune, Kay Bailey Hutchison

//

http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/republican-party/gingrich-to-be-a-public-face-of-cantors-effort-to-remake-gop/

Gingrich Joins Cantor’s Effort To Remake GOP


9 posted on 11/03/2010 8:16:37 AM PDT by maggief
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To: justlurking

Who else would be leader?


10 posted on 11/03/2010 8:17:31 AM PDT by Grn_Lantern (Let's go to work....)
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To: justlurking

I love Paul Ryan but not wild about Cantor.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 8:18:38 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: justlurking

No thanks. Give me Mike Pence, please.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 8:18:44 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: justlurking

Good! Cantor or Pence would be great. Bay-nor had his shot.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 8:18:56 AM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: ontap
"Great news!!!Shake’em up!!!"

Well, it was between him and Pence. I'm not sure who I like better. Both are good men and would shake it up I believe.
14 posted on 11/03/2010 8:18:58 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: justlurking
I love this guy..He is a true American jewel,not afraid to show his feelings..

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..

15 posted on 11/03/2010 8:19:13 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: justlurking
Anybody but Boehner. His speech was ridiculous. He acted like this was the first time he was going to be in charge. He was in charge a short four years ago and was horrible. We can do better. It makes me wonder why FREEPERS support him when we have better. Why not elect Michelle Bachmann to the position? This would overshadow Nancy's nonsense about being the best speaker in history. Michelle would be phenomenal.
16 posted on 11/03/2010 8:19:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: justlurking

No news here. This has been in the works for months.

Boehner is House Speaker.

Cantor is Majority Leader.

McCarthy is Majority Whip.


17 posted on 11/03/2010 8:19:59 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Padams

I love John Boehner


18 posted on 11/03/2010 8:20:12 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: justlurking

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.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 8:20:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: justlurking

Hasn’t this been the plan all along? Boehner, SOH with Cantor MajL?


20 posted on 11/03/2010 8:21:06 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: truthandlife
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.

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.

21 posted on 11/03/2010 8:21:11 AM PDT by kabar
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To: napscoordinator

Disagree with your whole assessment of Boehner. He was a fine minority leader and will be a fine Speaker.


22 posted on 11/03/2010 8:21:22 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: napscoordinator

House Majority Leader is not the same as Speaker.


23 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:00 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: justlurking

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.


24 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:02 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: justlurking

Hell no. Just what we need is a linguini spined brown noser.


25 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:19 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: justlurking

You mean Eric “little piggy” Cantor? The same Eric Cantor who refused to back eliminating earmarks?

Bah!


26 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:21 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: lonestar

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.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:23 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Blogger

Cool. We will just not agree with this subject. Have a great day!!!!


28 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Padams

Caution - cantor walks in RINOland (ala Mitch Daniels)

Not good news - give me Pence or give me death!


29 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:32 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: 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.

Big freakin' surprise there.

30 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:32 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: truthandlife

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.


31 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: maggief

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.


32 posted on 11/03/2010 8:23:12 AM PDT by penelopesire (11/2/10.. ..LET'S ROLL)
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To: workerbee

Yes it has been the plan. People are jumping the gun and not paying attention as well as probably reading the headline wrong.


33 posted on 11/03/2010 8:23:24 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: napscoordinator
He was in charge a short four years ago and was horrible.

No he wasn't. He became Minority leader in 2007 after the Pelosi wave.
34 posted on 11/03/2010 8:23:39 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: day10

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.


35 posted on 11/03/2010 8:23:45 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: justlurking
It's not that Boner has done anything wrong, per se, it's his failure to ARTICULATE.

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.

36 posted on 11/03/2010 8:24:18 AM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: workerbee

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.


37 posted on 11/03/2010 8:24:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: justlurking

thanks but no thanks


38 posted on 11/03/2010 8:24:51 AM PDT by ruination
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To: Blogger

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........


39 posted on 11/03/2010 8:24:54 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: maggief

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.


40 posted on 11/03/2010 8:24:57 AM PDT by kabar
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To: justlurking

Good news.

No one should be the ‘presumptive’ [it’s my turn, it’s my turn] in either the House or Senate.


41 posted on 11/03/2010 8:25:11 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: eeevil conservative
I could get behind Pence though.....

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?

42 posted on 11/03/2010 8:25:11 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: napscoordinator

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.


43 posted on 11/03/2010 8:25:21 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: justlurking

Yeah! One of ours!


44 posted on 11/03/2010 8:26:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Stimulus. 0bamaCare. Cap and Tax. 9/11 Victory Mosque. TARP. Amnesty. Summer of Recovery.)
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To: justlurking

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.


45 posted on 11/03/2010 8:26:03 AM PDT by bcsco (It's the teleprompter, stupid!)
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To: kabar; truthandlife

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


46 posted on 11/03/2010 8:26:03 AM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the "Corrupt Bastards" aka agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: prairiebreeze

DITTO very good, Boehner looks like a worn out drunk.


47 posted on 11/03/2010 8:26:09 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: blasater1960

What about Michele Bachmann?


48 posted on 11/03/2010 8:26:27 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: nhwingut

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!


49 posted on 11/03/2010 8:26:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: justlurking
Not to change the subject, but I think it would be swell to see a Rat rebellion against Dirty Harry for Senate Majority Leader.

50 posted on 11/03/2010 8:27:11 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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