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Special Announcement!

Monday, August 2, 2010 @ 03:08 PM Karen Hood

Dear Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool! I wanted to send a quick email to make a special announcement…

Congressman Eric Cantor, our Republican Whip (the second highest ranking Republican in Congress), will be our special guest at the 6th Annual Pink Flamingo event on Wednesday, August 18th!

With less than 100 days until Election Day, I am working hard to make sure I am re-elected to represent the hardworking families of Eastern Washington.  To this end, I am very excited that Congressman Cantor is going to join us to support my efforts and I hope you will too!

We are at a crossroads as a country and I am confident that together we can get America back on track for our children and grandchildren.  It truly is the year to go all-in.  For this reason, I want to make sure that this year’s Pink Flamingo is the biggest one yet!   I hope you’ll plan to join us and will encourage your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to join as well.

Besides having a little fun, let’s send a message to Washington, DC that we’re fed up!

Please click here to see the details on the event and see below for some background information on Congressman Cantor.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on August 18th!


Eric Cantor
Since 2001, Congressman Eric Cantor has represented Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, and today serves as the Republican Whip, the 2nd highest ranking Republican position in the U.S. House of Representatives. Eric has earned a reputation across both sides of the aisle as a consensus-builder willing to offer pragmatic solutions to the nation’s toughest issues. His quick rise in House leadership has received national attention and was highlighted recently by The Weekly Standard, which recognized him as an emerging leader among an impressive group of “Young Guns of the House GOP”.

With his professional experience as a small businessman, Eric has become a leading voice on a broad range of financial issues. In addition to his leadership role, his keen insight into the nexus of politics and the economy has led him to be featured in dozens of financial publications and as a frequent guest on national news shows, including a guest host of CNBC’s Squawk Box.
Eric sits on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, where he is a proven advocate for America’s working families. In 2006, he was the chief sponsor of a bill to make permanent the lower individual income tax rates for capital gains and dividends, rewarding entrepreneurs, retirees and investors with the ability to create more opportunity for their families and jobs for our communities. Eric has also earned a reputation as an innovator in health care, fighting for greater choice for families. He authored the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 which became law that same year and made it easier for families to save for their health care needs through Health Savings Accounts.

Eric leads the Republican Economic Solutions Group which is responsible for producing alternative Republican ideas and legislative proposals based upon the development of real-world solutions to the country’s economic challenges. One of the proposals was presented to President Obama in December 2009 as the Republican No-Cost Jobs Plan, which would have created twice the jobs at half the cost of the stimulus bill that became law.

Eric also serves as the Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and he remains focused on promoting a strong national defense, providing more resources for our nation’s military and intelligence communities.
As the Republican Whip, Eric has prioritized building an effective and energetic Republican Whip Team that delivers results. Serving as the nerve center of the Republican Conference, the Whip Team proved its effectiveness most notably in early 2009 when its coordinated efforts led to unanimous Republican opposition to the $1 trillion stimulus bill.

Eric is a lifelong resident of the Richmond area where today he and his wife, Diana, make their home with their three teenagers: Evan, a second-year student at the University of Virginia, Jenna, a senior in high school who will be entering the freshman class at University of Michigan this year and Mikey, a sophomore in high school.

Eric got his start in politics at a young age, as a driver for his predecessor, Congressman Tom Bliley, during his first re-election campaign. Eric has an undergraduate degree from George Washington University, a law degree from The College of William and Mary and a master’s degree from Columbia University.

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