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McConnell and Boehner: A pledge to Americans

U.S. Congress logoBy Senator Mitch McConnell and Rep. John Boehner

Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans who are clearly frustrated by an increasing lack of opportunity, the stagnation of wages, and a government that seems incapable of performing even basic tasks.

Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy. Among other things, that means a renewed effort to debate and vote on the many bills that passed the Republican-led House in recent years with bipartisan support, but were never even brought to a vote by the Democratic Senate majority. It also means renewing our commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care.

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Stephen Moore: ‘The underappreciated Eric Cantor’ … unabashed conservative leader

Eric Cantor 6By Lynn R. Mitchell

Mr. Cantor has been attacked from all sides by political Monday-morning quarterbacks – for supposed arrogance, for ignoring his constituents, for being too moderate, too pro-business, not free-market enough, weak on the border issues, and so on.

… now that it is fashionable to treat Mr. Cantor as the piñata for everything that is wrong in Washington, I’d like to take a moment to do something no one else has done: Defend him.

Economist Stephen Moore does just that as he proceeds to list the many accomplishments of Majority Leader Cantor during his years in conservative leadership (see The underappreciated Eric Cantor):

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‘Finding the next Eric Cantor: Rising Jewish Republicans’

GOP elephantBy Lynn R. Mitchell

After tea partiers and Libertarians primaried U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 7th Congressional District, causing Virginians to lose their most powerful voice in D.C., Dmitriy Shapiro, political reporter at the Washington Jewish Week, observed (see Finding the next Eric Cantor: Rising Jewish Republicans):

With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning loss last week, the highest-ranking Jewish Republican politician has suddenly been booted from power.
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LTE: ‘Cantor is principled and experienced’

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

The letters keep rolling in to newspapers in support of Congressman Eric Cantor including this one that appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday urging 7th Congressional District Republicans to vote for Cantor in the June 10 primary:

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Easy primary win for Speaker John Boehner

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

The Hill reported:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) easily survived his latest primary challenge on Tuesday night.

The Associated Press called the race with Boehner taking 74 percent of the vote to 15 percent for French teacher J.D. Winteregg and 7 percent for computer consultant Eric Gurr.

Boehner’s reelection was never in doubt, despite longstanding frustration among the grassroots with his leadership.

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