Rep. Eric Cantor Can Still Lose 

Contrary to your recent article, “Cantor's Ladder” (News & Features, May 27), I do not see Eric Cantor fending off competitors indefinitely.

Cantor is far more conservative than the people of the 7th District. Over the past eight years, he has been out of step with Main Street America on issues too numerous to count. Recently passed credit-card reform is a good example. Opposing the bill that passed overwhelmingly, he was outvoted nearly two to one by his own Republican House members. He is a right-winger even in a right-wing party.

Concerned citizens in our neighboring 5th District showed us last year how to beat the “unbeatable” Virgil Goode.

If 7th District citizens rally around a well-spoken, well-connected candidate and work smartly and diligently for the next 17 months, we can elect a competent, moderate congressperson. We owe it to each other and to our country to try.
Ben Ragsdale


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