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Eric Cantor Emerges From Defeat to Back Jeb Bush in Virginia

Cantor, the former House Majority Leader, said he will help the Bush campaign in Virginia. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Eric Cantor, the former House Majority Leader who primary election loss was one of the biggest political shockers of 2014, has re-emerged from the private sector to lend his support to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's campaign in his home state.  

On Thursday, Politico first reported that Cantor was to endorse Bush on Thursday evening and would help chair his campaign in Virginia — joining former Lt. Gov. John Hager and former Secretary of Health Kay Coles James as co-chairman and chairwoman, a Bush spokeswoman told CQ Roll Call.  

Cantor to Resign From Congress (Updated)

Cantor makes his way to the House floor in the Capitol on his last day as leader. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 8:54 a.m. | Rep. Eric Cantor will resign from Congress effective Aug. 18, he said in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch posted at midnight.  

The Virginia Republican, newly deposed as House majority leader after losing his primary to Dave Brat, said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election on Nov. 4, ensuring that the district will be represented in the lame duck.  

#tbt: Eric Cantor Edition

Cantor works out the final details of his new office with members of his move coordination team. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

As Eric Cantor gave his last speech as majority leader on the House floor , Capitol Lens decided to dig into the Roll Call archives for different views of the outgoing majority leader's time on the Hill.  

Cantor, talking about his time in Congress, said Thursday:

Paul Ryan Collects Almost $7 Million (Corrected)

Mitt Romney Va. Tour

Corrected, 10:30 a.m. | 2012 vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul D. Ryan has had the time and opportunity to methodically meet and greet the top financial donors of the Republican Party around the country - and collect almost $7 million dollars in campaign contributions.  

Ryan for Congress reported  it had receipts of $1,611,280 during the second quarter of 2014. This brings the Wisconsin Republican's election cycle total receipts to $6.95 million.  

Caption Contest: All Smiles

Cantor, center, shares an elevator with staff, security, and Reps. Louie Gohmert and Ralph M. Hall, as he leaves the House Republican Conference meeting. Click on photo to enlarge. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Our award-winning photojournalists Bill Clark and Tom Williams were on the Hill today, as they are every day, trying to capture the news and mood at the Captiol. Clark filed this photo of Eric Cantor in an elevator and Capitol Lens thought we would hand over captioning duties to you.  

Cantor Resignation: A Photojournalist's Challenge

Katie Patru stands outside of a news conference in the Capitol as her boss, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, announces he will be stepping down from the position. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost his primary , I knew the next day would be a media zoo on Capitol Hill.  

As a photographer, the first priority was to get a picture of Cantor. The most likely time to see him would be when he arrived to the Capitol. However, the one reporter who saw him told me he came in through the Senate carriage entrance. Most people were staked out at the center door of the Capitol on the East Front, which is his usual route.  

These Are the Faces to Watch on Capitol Hill This Week

Reps. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., left, and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., pose in the Capitol Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning loss in his primary last week has initiated a leadership shakeup for House Republicans. Cantor endorsed current GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy as his successor during his resignation speech announcing he will step down from his leadership position at the end of July.  

Speaker John A. Boehner has so far refused to endorse a new majority leader, saying he can work with anyone. The GOP will host a candidate forum in the Capitol on Wednesday. Leadership elections will be held the next day .  

Eric Cantor's Wealth Can Tide Him Over

Although Rep. Eric Cantor,  R-Va., will leave his current job in January 2015, he won't feel the pain of other unemployed people, since his family wealth will easily tide him over until his next job.  

According to his personal financial wealth statement filed in May, and covering 2013, Cantor's major family assets include: $1 million to $5 million in stock of Domino's Pizza Inc. as well as $250,001 to $500,000 in stock options.; $1 million to $5 million in a note receivable for real estate development in Richmond Resources Ltd.; $500,001 to $1 million in a note receivable for commercial real estate with Richmond Resources Hickory Park LLC; $500,001 to $1 million in deferred stock units of Media General Inc.; $250,001 to $500,000 of stock in Qualcomm Inc.; $250,001 to $500,000 in Water Tower Associates LLC; $250,001 to $500,000 in SK Holdco LLC, a collision repair company; $250,001 to $500,000 in Thirteen Capital Associates; $250,001 to $500,000 in Bank of America bank accounts; as well as many other investment holdings.  

After Cantor Shock, Independent Expenditures Resume (Updated)

Updated 8:00pm  The day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss, major national organizations quickly resumed making large independent expenditures for and against candidates in the 2014 elections.  

Those making independent expenditures on June 11th include American Crossroads  spending $461K, the American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees PEOPLE  spending $652K, and the National Association of Realtors Congressional Fund  spending $400K.  Other spending included $600K spent by the Club for Growth Action, and $500K spent by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. American Crossroads spent $460,730 on independent expenditures opposing Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. This included $423,000 to Mentzer Media for TV and media placement; $20,000 to IMGE LLC for online advertising, and $17,730 to McCarthy Hennings Walen Inc. for TV and Media production.