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June 11, 2014


Cantor Will Step Down as Majority Leader

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) "plans to step down from his leadership post by the end of July, setting off a weeks-long scramble for the chamber's number two job, according to three Republicans familiar with his plans," the Washington Post reports.

"Cantor's decision - made just hours after he lost a primary contest to tea party-backed economist Dave Brat - comes as several senior Republicans began scrambling Wednesday to build support and fill the leadership vacuum."

New York Times: "By stepping down as majority leader, an aide to Mr. Cantor said, he hoped to limit a festering struggle within the House Republican caucus over who would assume his post."












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