Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been asked to call a special election to replace Eric Cantor in Congress, following the Republican’s decision to step down from Congress early and completely end his tenure on Capitol Hill.
The former House majority leader, shockingly defeated in a GOP primary less than two months ago, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he would resign effective Aug. 18. Cantor said he had asked McAuliffe to call a special election concurrently with the Nov. 4 general election, which is allowed under state law, so that his successor could serve in a lame-duck session.
Cantor has given no hints what he’ll be doing next.