Cantor asked Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to hold a special election for his seat on Nov. 4.
“I shudder to think what the world looks like in five years for us and our allies if we don’t steel our resolve and stand tall with those who stand with us,” Cantor said.
TRNS reviewed some of the finer points with Geoffrey Skelley, Associate Editor of “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” at the UVA Center for Politics.
Cantor met with McCarthy and House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday afternoon.
Abbott is on his first visit to the United States and Canada.
McMorris Rodgers, the fourth ranking Republican in the house, had been largely considered to be on the short list to replace Cantor after he steps down at the end of July.
“They just can’t get rid of me, but I’m going to work with whoever is there,” Hoyer told reporters from the Capitol.
So much for manners.
As Majority Leader, Cantor, the second most powerful member of the House, spent nearly $1 million over the last seven weeks of the campaign, versus the $76,000 spent by Brat, an economics professor at Randolph Macon College.