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Cantor on Frederick: “It is probably best that he move on.”

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We just talked to Rep. Eric Cantor at an event he was holding at the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond. The House Minority Whip is one the most visible Republicans in the state. Today he joined the party’s nominee for Governor Bob McDonnell by calling for RPV chairman Jeff Frederick to step down.

Here is Mr. Cantor’s quote:

“I don’t think there is any question that current chairman has lost the support of the grass roots, has lost the support of the business community in the state and probably best that he move on and that we focus very much on the future of Virginia and this year obviously being an election year that is very important.”

Cantor went on to leave no doubt as to where he stood on the controversy.

I think that the controversy surrounding chairman Frederick indicates that he has lost the support of so much of the grass roots of our party , the business community and others that is why I think it is time for us to move on.”

And on how it could impact the race for Governor:

“Listen, I think that Bob McDonnell has the grass roots behind him, he has a big advantage in that our party is united behind his effort.”

Finally.. what’s next?

“I think it is all about how we go forward and given the state of the economy here in Virginia and the real need for leadership and  vision it is an opportunity for our party to reunite and to get about communicating with the people of this state of our vision for Virginia.”

SEE THE VIDEO FROM CANTOR’S COMMENTS AFTER THE JUMP:

Written by Ryan Nobles

March 13, 2009 at 6:50 pm

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  1. Cantor is wrong – Jeff Frederick has not lost the support of the grassroots. We still love him because he sticks to the principles we believe in. What DOES cause you to lose our support is when you go around calling yourself a “liberal at heart” like Bob McDonnell.

    We need a real conservative!

    March 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm

  2. […] candidate for Governor Bob McDonnell and the entire congressional delegation including local Rep. Eric Cantor have asked him to step […]

  3. […] that he is supporting Pat Mullins for Republican Party of Virginia Chair. You may recall that we broke the news a few weeks ago that Mr. Cantor was no longer supportive of Jeff Frederick as […]


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