11 June 2014

AAN Chairman Norm Coleman Statement on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

WASHINGTON – American Action Network (@AAN) Chairman and former Senator Norm Coleman (MN) issued the following statement regarding the primary election results of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA-07):

“Majority Leader Eric Cantor understands deeply the power of democracy, and while I and many others throughout the country are disappointed with his defeat last evening, we recognize and respect the will of the voters in his district. Eric's intellect, his passion for public service and his love of his district, his state and his nation were the catalysts behind his dramatic rise in the leadership ranks in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has been a leader for center-right solutions, working tirelessly to protect taxpayers, create economic growth for more jobs and improve the lives of working families.

“As the only Jewish Republican in the U.S. House, Eric's departure from Congress leaves a void. His passionate advocacy for Israel has sent a clear and unmistakable message to those who would threaten our ally and the Middle East's only democracy. Majority Leader Cantor understands that standing up for our principles by standing by our allies is paramount to our role as the leader of the free world. I hope you will join with me in sending our best wishes and prayers to Eric and his family and our gratitude for his service to our nation.”

The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) 'action tank' that creates, encourages and promotes center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security. The American Action Network's primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into action to advance our center-right policy agenda. The Network is chaired by former Senator Norm Coleman (MN) and its board includes Fred Malek, former Congressman Tom Reynolds (NY), and former Congressman Vin Weber (MN).

Courtney Parella

Communications Director