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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, is pursued by reporters as he walks from his office through the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, the morning after the stunning political defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., by a tea party challenger in the Virginia primary. In a statement, Speaker John Boehner praised Cantor as "a good friend and a great leader, and someone I've come to rely upon on a daily basis." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In this combination of Associated Press photos, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, and Dave Brat, right, react after the polls close Tuesday in Richmond, Va. Tea party challenger Brat defeated Cantor in a stunning upset in a Republican primary election, denying the second-most powerful man in the U.S. House of Representatives a place on the November ballot and riding a wave of conservative anger over calls to loosen immigration laws. (AP Photo)
Michael Cantor (left) son of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., watches his father with an unidentified woman as he delivers a concession speech at his election party in Richmond, Va., Tuesday Eric Cantor was beaten in the GOP primary by tea party candidate Dave Brat. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., arrives to meet with fellow Republicans on the day after his defeat in the Virginia primary at the hands of tea party challenger David Brat, Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post at the end of next month, officials said Wednesday, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Following his defeat in the Virginia primary Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., tells reporters he intends to resign his leadership post at the end of July, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. Cantor lost to tea party challenger David Brat, who campaigned in opposition of loosening immigration laws. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)