Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan's leading role in the budget stand-off in assessing Mitt Romney's pick as running mate.
Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives budget committee, has taken a lead role in the stand-off between the White House and the Democratic-led Senate on one side and the Republican-led House on the other, that has stymied passage of a budget.
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor looked downright uncomfortable Wednesday when asked by Politico's Mike Allen at a breakfast forum about anti-Semitism in the GOP.
The Virginian tries to take a pass on the question but then hands some credibility to it by talking about a "darker side." It seems he's talking about the darker side of politics in general, but he does not back down when asked the follow up: Is he referring to the GOP caucus?
With only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul on tomorrow's Super Tuesday Virginia ballot (Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich failed to qualify), Rep. Eric Cantor's endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor was a no-brainer.
Romney is expected to sweep all 49 Virginia delegates and for Cantor to try to sit this one out would only weaken him.
Acting now has made him the first member of the House GOP leadership to endorse a presidential candidate.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for president during an appearance on NBC's Meet The Press on Sunday.
"He's the only one in the race who knows how to create jobs," said Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in Congress, who had been neutral in the contentious primary until now. "He is by far the right man for this historic election and the only one in the race who has put forward these kind of solutions and I believe he can beat Barack Obama."
Now that we've seen the rematch of the Giants-Patriots 2008 Super Bowl, get ready for another high-stakes do-over between closely matched opponents.
GOP upstart Randy Altschuler, who hopes to join Eric Cantor as the second Jewish Republican in the House, is again challenging Democrat Tim Bishop for the seat in Suffolk County's 1st District, which has a long history of oscillating between Democrat and Republican representatives on The Hill.