Eric Cantor's file

Cantor

Republican from Virginia

Eric Cantor is a former congressman who represented Virginia's 7th District from 2001 to 2014. He rose to House minority whip in 2009 and House majority leader in 2011. Cantor was upset by Dave Brat in the 2014 GOP primary for congress. He is now vice chairman and managing director of Moelis & Company, a global investment bank.      

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True7 (%)(7)
  • Mostly True4 (%)(4)
  • Half True4 (%)(4)
  • Mostly False9 (%)(9)
  • False6 (%)(6)
  • Pants on Fire4 (%)(4)

Recent stories featuring Eric Cantor

PunditFact confirms steakhouse claim about Eric Cantor's campaign

PunditFact couldn’t resist a juicy claim about Eric Cantor’s steakhouse spending. We can’t either.

A look back at fact-checks from Eric Cantor's primary loss

The Republican primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday stunned the political world. Here are a few of the fact checks our colleagues at PolitiFact Virginia did from his race.

PolitiFact had a ringside seat for Dave Brat's upset of Eric Cantor

So thorough was Brat's victory that he won 53 percent of the vote in Henrico County -- Cantor's home and an area he has reresented either in the state legislature or Congress since 1992. 

PolitiFact Virginia looked at a number claims made during the Brat-Cantor primary. Here's what we found:

Wacky spending, even under the sequester?

We look at claims that the government still funds goofy projects like fantasy football and research on duck penises. But not all of these claims are accurate.

On Cantor and World of Warcraft: Readers weigh in

Many readers agreed with our Pants on Fire rating to Majority Leader Eric Cantor's claim that the U.S. "spent  $1.2 million paying seniors to play World of Warcraft to study the impact it had on their brain."

But some felt we were too tough on him, saying Cantor simply cited the wrong fantasy game and that the $1.2 million federal grant was still funding research involving seniors playing a video game.