Cantor Leaving Early
Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Cantor to resign from Congress Aug. 18
Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. 4.
By having a special election in November, the winner would take office immediately, rather than in January with the next Congress.
While I can understand why Cantor would be ready to move on, but this leaves his district unrepresented for several months, which strikes me as him shirking his responsibilities.