Cantor recruits Republicans to run against Boucher
While Washington was snowed under this week, U.S. House Whip Eric Cantor came to the state Capitol to search for a fellow Republican to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher in southwest Virginia's 9th congressional district.
We hear he visited with H. Morgan Griffith, majority leader of the House of Delegates, Del. Terry Kilgore of Scott and Sen. William Wampler of Bristol.
Griffith confirmed today that Cantor did ask him if he would run when they met Tuesday, but that he said he is still considering whether to do so.
Kilgore and Wampler, who have already said they are not likely interested in a congressional run, both said they spoke with Cantor, but would not say they talked about the race.
"We are great friends,'' Wampler said. "We had a good conversation."
Boucher told us a couple weeks ago that he would be seeking re-election this year.
February 11, 2010; 1:58 PM ET
Categories: 2010 Virginia Congressional Races , Anita Kumar , Election 2010 , Eric Cantor , General Assembly 2010 , House of Delegates , Rick Boucher , State Senate
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