Rep. Eric Cantor Has Been Removed From His Local Republican Committee In Virginia

Source: Anita Kumar/ The Washington Post

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) has been removed from his local Republican committee in Virginia.

So have state officials Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and House Speaker Bill Howell from theirs.

Every Republican who endorsed Del. Bill Janis, the Republican turned independent who is running for the post of commonwealth’s attorney in Henrico County next month, is out.

The Republican Party of Virginia’s party plan says any Republican who supports a non-Republican in a contested race will be automatically removed from the rolls of his or her local committee, according to the state party’s executive director, Dave Rexrode.

They can be voted back in with a simple majority by their local committee, but for many that is not likely to happen until after the Nov. 8 elections.

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