Republican Big "Cautiously Optimistic" for November

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House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) makes remarks during a news briefing at the U.S. Captiol March 25, 2010 in Washington, DC.

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA), the House Minority Whip spoke on The Takeaway this morning. His forecasting of the mid-term election was a marked departure from pre-primary talk of a Republican sweep in November.

The Takeway had House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) told host John Hockenberry the Tea Party candidates who were victorious in several Republican primaries Tuesday would be able to connect with voters across the political spectrum.

What's uniting the Tea Party, uniting Independents, Republicans and Democrats across the country, John, is a frustration born out of the run away spending in Washington. People are tired of it. They want Washington to stop spending money we don't have. And frankly, they want to rein in the government and get it out of so many aspects of our lives that it has no business being in and finally get back to business. And I think people across the spectrum would like to see politicians do the things that they represent they are going to do and stop making promises that they can't keep.

Cantor said Congressional Republican candidates would do well in November's mid-term elections.

I'm cautiously optimistic, but strongly so, that Republicans in the House are going to do so well in November. People are tired of the old politics of villainization, of attacks and they want to see ideas come to the table based on the common sense conservative principles of less taxes, of free enterprise.


Listen to the full interview on The Takeaway here.