Cantor: I Support John Boehner for Speaker

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If Republicans do take over the House in November, who will be the next Speaker?

Minority Leader John Boehner seems the obvious heir, having led his caucus for the past few years, but a challenge from Minority Whip Eric Cantor, the second most powerful Republican in the House, would be unsurprising.

This morning, however, Cantor said he will support Boehner for Speaker in an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie: "I support John Boehner for Speaker," Cantor said before launching into reasons why Republicans are better off than their Democratic counterparts this August.

Minority Whip Eric Cantor is a rising star in his party, having ascended to a position of second-most-powerful Republican in the House...second to Boehner. In some respects, the two signify different poles of power in the House Republican Conference: Boehner's old guard, left over from the glory days of the 1990s and the Bush years (Boehner took over as majority leader after Tom DeLay's resignation), and Cantor's new crop of tech-savvy Republicans more in tune with the Tea Party and the grassroots-loving, fiscally right wing of the GOP.


Cantor says he supports Boehner, but it's not as if politicians don't change their minds when an actual election is on the table. If Cantor challenges Boehner, it will be exciting if nothing else.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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