House Majority Leader Eric Cantor weighed in on his pick for a Republican vice presidential nominee — a fellow Virginian, Gov. Bob McDonnell.
“He is somebody who has steered our state through tough times. I think if you look at our unemployment rate, our growth rate, we fare a lot better than most,” he said Thursday on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.” “He’s a great guy. I think he’d be a great vice president.”
Cantor said he hasn’t yet pushed his choice with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney but said he would.
“Mitt and his team know that it is their vision, that it is Mitt Romney’s leadership that’s going to win the day,” he said. “I’m sure they’ll make the right decision to say, look, we’ve got a team in place that is going to be pro-American, pro-growth, pro-success.”