He added that he has informed Governor Terry McAuliffe to hold a special election during the November general election so that the successor to his seat can begin serving immediately."It is vitally important that the constituents have a clear and strong voice during the consequential lame duck session of Congress," Cantor said in a prepared statement.
Cantor has served in the United States House of Representatives since 2000.
Those in the 7th Congressional District will choose their representative at the polls on November 4.
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