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Cantor seeks House majority leadership post

Anita Kumar

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor of Richmond surprised no one Wednesday when he announced that he will seek the job of House majority leader when Republicans officially take control of the chamber in January.

Cantor, currently the House Republican whip, sent a letter to his GOP colleagues that also included a plan for the future called "Delivering on Our Commitment: A Majority to Limit Government and Create Jobs."

His plan outlines a series of programs to have committees conduct reviews of government rules, regulations and statutes that "impose additional, unnecessary costs on employers and job creators," write bills that would reduce spending and have a conversation about what kind of changes need to be made to entitlement programs to keep them viable.

"We must govern differently,'' he writes. "Not just differently than the Democrats, but differently from our previous majority. And job number one is to focus on more jobs for more Americans and to shift the economy from stall to forward. It's time to produce results."

Read the letter and plan here.

By Anita Kumar  | November 3, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
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Posted by: dfjhadfjkm | November 4, 2010 6:05 AM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is not a leader; not even close.

Cantor refused even to debate his opponent in the last election. Some that was politically smart. Perhaps. But almost certainly it was bad for democracy, denying the voters an open debate on policy and issues.

So if Cantor is not a leader, then what is he?

Smarmy comes to mind.

Posted by: DrDemocracy | November 4, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is going to use his new found power to bludgeon President Obama every chance he gets. The purpose, to increase his and the Repuplics power. There will be no progress for the American people.

Posted by: RichieRichA | November 4, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

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