Then-House Majority Leader was allied with the Tea Party and Paul Ryan, but also acknowledged the importance of broadening the party’s appeal. Was his plan to take the party harder to the right or soften some of its edges? These were some of the ideas discussed during our Conversation with Eric Cantor.
From Richmond, Virginia, Eric Cantor was elected to Congress in 2001 and became the Majority Leader in 2011. He is the co-author of Young Guns: A New Generation of Leaders.