Aaron Schock’s “Eric Cantor” problem
So, Republican Rep. Aaron Schock is schmoozing up to the Republican Governors Association, which indicates to us political bloggers that he wants to run for Governor of Illinois in 2014.
Well, he’s got an “Eric Cantor” problem.
Specifically, after Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger and then-Republican Rep. Donald Manzullo were forced to run against each other in a Republican primary in the 16th Congressional District of Illinois thanks to Illinois losing one congressional seat as a result of the 2010 Census and Democratic-controlled redistricting, Schock goaded House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) into donating $25,000 from ERIC PAC, Cantor’s own SuperPAC, to the Campaign for Primary Accountability, a SuperPAC that supported Kinzinger’s primary campaign against Manzullo.
That caused a major rift within the House Republican Conference and a Federal Elections Commission complaint was filed against Schock by the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21, two congressional watchdog groups.
Aaron Schock pals around with backstabbers like Eric Cantor, and Illinois does not need a governor like that!
- Schock Exploring Governor Bid (hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com)