In an exclusive interview with his hometown newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Cantor said he would resign his seat in the
Cantor made the announcement to the newspaper just hours after he stepped down as House majority leader.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was asked by Cantor to hold a special election to coincide with the regular election in November for his seat, according to the Times-Dispatch.
Calls to McAuliffe’s spokesman for comment were not immediately returned.