Eric Cantor Has Monster Fundraising 1st Quarter
April 22, 2009 by vagunrights
Congressional Quarterly ran a great article this morning about Eric Cantor and his “monster first-quarter” campaign finance report, raising an impressive $963,900. That more than doubled his take from the comparable first quarter of the last non-election year — 2007 — the other six members of the House Republican leadership combined to produce $25,900 less in the first three months of 2009 than they had two years earlier. Together, those six raised $1,031,100 for the first quarter of 2009 — only $67,200 more than Cantor.
Cantor is my congressman and he is one of the few bright spots in what can only be described as a dismal period for the GOP right now. He has always been a hard worker and the fact he is an “A” when it comes to Second Amendment issues just makes him that much better in my book. While I disagreed with his vote on the bailout bill late last year, he has an otherwise spotless record when it comes to voting conservative.
Cantor’s Chief of Staff Rob Collins when asked about the great numbers said, “We’re grateful that we have been able to tap into a grass-roots energy to support Eric Cantor and the common sense conservative ideas he brings to the table.”