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February 12, 2016

Eric Cantor Endorses Republican for Waxman Seat

Cantor endorsed in an LA-based House race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., endorsed attorney and Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity President Elan Carr on Monday in the race to replace retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif.

“We need leaders like Elan who place service to others above all else,” Cantor said in a statement released by the Carr campaign. “Elan understands the importance of maintaining a strong and agile military and he understands that we need to come together to get America working again. I am proud to support Elan’s campaign this year.”

Carr is one of just a few Republicans vying for the solidly Democratic district based in some of the wealthier parts of Los Angeles. Cantor’s endorsement could help Carr coalesce the Republican vote in an effort to advance beyond the June 3 top-two primary, which features a crowded Democratic field.

Other top-tier candidates include state Sen. Ted Lieu and former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, both Democrats. Spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson is running as an independent.

California’s 33rd District is rated a Safe Democrat contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • White_and_Proud

    well, one jew washing the back of another jew.

  • Nick10

    “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity President Elan Carr.” Stay far away from Frat Boys. They can’t think. They believe in group think.

  • Andre Leonard

    Eric Cantor has patented the look of intellectual bankruptcy. When he speaks it’s validated and verified.

  • teapartyidiots

    No chance at all. The district is like D + 20. So, who cares?

  • Bob Stauskas

    Collectivists attack individuals by claiming that they are greedy while asserting that collectivists are somehow solely altruistic.

  • frjm

    Anyone endorsed by cantor will NOT get my support. Cantor is a worthless POS and guilt by association would mean Elan is also a worthless POS.
    Another strike is Elan is an attorney. We have enough crooked,corrupt attorneys in Congress. We need common sense Constitutional people to run for office.

  • Daniel Zylberger

    Hard to predict what will happen in California jungle primaries

    Case point: Rep. Miller in 2012

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