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Eric Cantor will step down as Majority Leader at end of July

By Lynn R. Mitchell

News outlets are reporting Majority Leader Eric Cantor will step down from leadership at the end of July. More from the Washington Post.

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Democratic reaction to Eric Cantor’s loss inspires Dem candidate

By Lynn R. Mitchell

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement Tuesday on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat:

“Tonight’s result in Virginia settles the debate once and for all – the Tea Party has taken control of the Republican Party. Period. When Eric Cantor, who time and again has blocked common sense legislation to grow the middle class, can’t earn the Republican nomination, it’s clear the GOP has redefined ‘far right.’ Democrats on the other hand have nominated a mainstream candidate who will proudly represent this district and I look forward to his victory in November.”

Democrats are dancing in the streets over Cantor’s loss and have now fielded a candidate who will run in the general election in November.

John “Jack” Trammell is a professor at Randolph-Macon College and was nominated Monday to represent the Democratic Party. He has already set up a Facebook page and a website. His resume is on the website — political science undergraduate, advanced degrees or certificates in education, special education, history education, and research methodology. His bio says he has been a prolific writer in many diverse areas including two dozen books or book chapters, and he was a regular contributor to the Washington Times.

If Democrats win in November, what has been gained? If Democrats win, an awfully lot has been lost for the GOP.

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