(Washington Times) The head of a conservative advocacy group is calling on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to turn down an invitation to attend a conference being hosted by a moderate Republican organization, warning that by going, Mr. Cantor could hurt his standing with the GOP's grassroots leaders.
L. Brent Bozell III, chairman of ForAmerica, sent a letter to Mr. Cantor this week, calling on the Virginia Republican to follow in the footsteps of House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, by declining to attend an event hosted by the Republican Main Street Partnership PAC.
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"Aligning yourself with extreme opponents of the Republican Party would be an astonishing turn of events — with consequences," Mr. Bozell said. "Mr. Leader: Don't aid and abet sworn opponents of conservatives. If you do it will cause irreparable damage."