Virginia Developer Takes on GOP Whip Cantor

Posted September 15, 2009 at 11:37am

Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, the No. 2 ranking Republican in the U.S. House, has drawn a 2010 election challenge from Democrat Charlie Diradour, a real estate developer.

In a video posted on his campaign Web site, Diradour came out swinging against Cantor, the House minority whip, who is in his fifth term representing the precincts of central and north-central Virginia that comprise the state’s 7th District.

Diradour chastised Cantor for being captured on TV consulting his Blackberry during President Obama’s health care address to Congress last week, calling the incumbent a “card-carrying member of those who make up the most pampered, out-of-touch and politically rude class of elite Washington politicians in this country’s history.”