Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.)


Biography
District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Va. House, 1992-2001; defeated in primary for re-election to U.S. House, 2014; U.S. House, 2001-14
Born: June 6, 1963; Richmond, Va.
Residence: Glen Allen
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Diana Fine Cantor; three children
Education: George Washington U., B.A. 1985; College of William & Mary, J.D. 1988; Columbia U., M.S. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: None

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalEric Cantor (R) 222,98358.4
E. Powell (D) 158,01241.4
2010generalEric Cantor (R) 138,20959.2
Rick Waugh (D) 79,61634.1
Floyd Bayne (IGREEN) 15,1646.5
2008generalEric Cantor (R) 233,53162.7
Anita Hartke (D) 138,12337.1
2006generalEric Cantor (R) 163,70663.9
James Nachman (D) 88,20634.4
W. Blanton (I) 4,2131.6
2004generalEric Cantor (R) 230,76575.5
W. Blanton (I) 74,32524.3
2002generalEric Cantor (R) 113,65869.5
Ben Jones (D) 49,85430.5
2000generalEric Cantor (R) 192,65266.9
Warren Stewart (D) 94,93533.0
Roll Call Vitals

120th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Virginia Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) is 13th.

6th

Virginia is 6th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

44th

Rep. Eric Cantor has the 44th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.