John McCain’s campaign has asked Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor for personal documents as the Republican presidential candidate steps up his search for a running mate, The Associated Press has learned.
Cantor, 45, the chief deputy minority whip in the House, has been mentioned among several Republicans as a possible running mate for McCain. A Republican familiar with the conversations between Cantor and the McCain campaign said Cantor has been asked to turn over documents, but did not know specifically what records were sought.
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The individual spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither the McCain campaign nor Cantor’s office wishes to discuss the running mate selection process.
Young Eric Cantor is already making a name for himself in the House of Representatives.
The Weekly Standard called Eric Cantor “The Leader” in an October 2007 piece honoring the Young Guns in the US House of Representatives.
There was already an Eric Cantor For VP webpage created.
It has been up and running for several weeks now.
The Politico is also reporting this news tonight.