The Doheny campaign has announced that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will campaign in the North Country in early October, another strong sign from national Republicans that they think this contest remains winnable. The only public, independent poll so far — from Siena – showed Doheny down 13% behind Democrat Bill Owens. The Doheny campaign has argued that the race is much closer. The Cantor event will occur in Watertown October 8th. Here’s the announcement.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will visit Watertown Oct. 8 to campaign alongside Matt Doheny, the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties’ candidate for the 21st district.
“Matt Doheny is a great example of how hard work can lead to great success,” said Cantor, who represents Virginia’s 7th district in Congress. “His business experience and commitment to pro-growth ideas and job creation is exactly what we need in Congress. I’m proud to campaign for one of our one strongest prospects.”
Cantor previously chaired the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and the Republic Economic Solutions Group, in addition to his role as minority whip. He is also co-author of the New York Times best-seller, “Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders.” That book was the foundation of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program, which inducted Doheny as one of first its 12 members this year.
“Eric Cantor is a true leader. He’s worked hard to build consensus around solutions that will get Americans back to work and grow our economy,” said Doheny. “I’m excited that he’s taken an interest in my race and our district and I look forward to showing him some of the great things the north country has to offer.”
Details of Cantor’s visit have not been finalized, but the trip is expected to include a business tour and a fundraising event.