Eric Cantor Backs Adam Hasner for Congress
Earlier this week, former House Majority Leader Adam Hasner jumped out of the Republican primary to challenge Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and into a run for Congress -- and he reeled in a big endorsement for his new campaign on Friday when U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced that he is backing Hasner.
"I have known Adam Hasner and his wife, Jillian, for many years and I am delighted to endorse his campaign for Florida's 22nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Cantor said in a statement. “During his time in the Florida Legislature, as House majority leader, Adam built a strong record of legislative success on critical issues such as economic growth, balanced budgets and fiscal restraint.
“Adam shares my passion for the vital U.S.-Israel relationship and he has consistently distinguished himself as a vocal advocate for Israel's security,” added Cantor, who said he would campaign with Hasner. “Adam is a tireless campaigner and has a proven record of winning elections in the coastal communities of Palm Beach and Broward counties.”