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Governor McAuliffe ‘heartsick’ at Eric Cantor’s loss

Terry McAuliffe 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

“I’ll be the first to tell you I was devastated the night Eric Cantor lost. We lost the House majority leader. We’ve never had a speaker in Virginia history; I would love for Eric Cantor to have become speaker.” –Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA)

In an interview during Channel 4 NBC Washington’s “Ask the Governor,” Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a nutshell what so many Republicans want: a leader who will work with those across the political aisle (see Virginia Gov. McAuliffe ‘heartsick’ over Eric Cantor’s primary loss).

Noting that Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA 7th) was very easy to work with, the governor said:

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