Eric Ivan Cantor is a representative of Virginia's 7th congressional district. The district includes most of the northern and western sections of Richmond, along with most of Richmond's western suburbs and portions of the Shenandoah Valley.

He is currently serving as Republican Whip for the 111th United States Congress, after previously serving as chief deputy whip for six years. Cantor is currently the only Jewish Republican in the United States Congress.

Family Feud

Moderate and tea party Republicans wanted to win the midterms. They don't agree on much else -- and their divisions are showing.

Eric Cantor To Quit Congress Early

The ex-majority leader is timing his resignation so his constituents "will have a voice in what will be a very consequential lame-duck session."


Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.

All Eyes On GOP Runoff In Mississippi

The runoff between incumbent Cochran and tea party-backed McDaniel has been described as a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party.