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Jon Ward: ‘Eric Cantor’s old political group regroups as a policy shop for the right’

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Eric Cantor (photo by Lynn R. Mitchell)

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Eric Cantor’s Young Guns have rebranded and become the Conservative Reform Network (CRN), as reported by Jon Ward at Yahoo News:

It has endured — and this month it hired Neil Bradley, Cantor’s former top policy adviser, as chief strategy officer to bring more policy depth to the organization and help it reposition itself for the 2016 presidential cycle.

Their mission will continue, with leaders noting:

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

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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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