Politics & Government

June 11, 2014 1:26 PM

Cantor to step down as House GOP leader after primary defeat

Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican, will resign his leadership position within weeks, according to leadership aides. The move follows a stunning defeat in a primary election Tuesday in which voters rejected him in favor of a more conservative candidate.

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