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  6/12/2014, Sivan 14, 5774

Cantor to Step Down as House Majority Leader

Eric Cantor, who lost the GOP Virginia primary to a Tea Party candidate, said Wednesday he will step down as House majority leader, AFP reported.

"While I intend to serve out my term as a member of Congress from the 7th District of Virginia, effective July 31st I will be stepping down as majority leader," Cantor told reporters a day after the loss to economics professor Dave Brat.