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Cantor's Loss a Blow to State GOP Fundraising

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By: News Staff Email
Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their most reliable sources of campaign cash with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

CBS News

July 5, 2014

ALAN SUDERMAN
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their most reliable sources of campaign cash with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in a GOP primary contest last month.

Cantor's campaign account and the Cantor-controlled 7th District Republican Committee have given more than $700,000 directly to Republican state candidates since Cantor was first elected to Congress in 2000. That is according to campaign finance reports compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit that tracks political contributions.

Helping Cantor help state politicians were big-name donors from around the country attracted by the majority leader's former star power. They include late Texas billionaires Bob Perry and Harold Simmons and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's company.


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