"It is with tremendous gratitude and a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from Congress, effective Aug. 18," Cantor said Friday in a statement issued by his office. "During this time of transition for me and my family, it is my foremost desire to ensure that representation is maintained for the people of the 7th District."
Eric Cantor who is now the former Majority Leader lost in a unset primary battle two months ago. Eric Cantor today was succeeded by Kevin McCarthy as Majority Leader of the House.
Eric Cantor was seen as the likely successor of Speaker Boehner for the Speaker of the House position in the future. Now that he lost that door is obviously closed. If Eric Cantor wants to continue a career in politics there is four routs he could take.
- He could run for his old Congressional seat in 2016.
- He could run for Governor of Virginia in 2017.
- He could run for the U.S. Senate for Virginia in 2018.
- The final feasible option is Eric Cantor could quite politics all together and become a lobbyist.