CD2 Watch: McSally to hold event with Eric Cantor

2014-06-20T15:17:00Z 2014-06-23T15:18:21Z CD2 Watch: McSally to hold event with Eric CantorBy Joe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be coming to Phoenix on June 29, part of a special event for Republican Congressional District 2 candidate Martha McSally.

An email sent by the McSally campaign encourages supporters to meet with the pair at a private event at a museum in Phoenix.

"We are honored to have the Majority Leader travel to Phoenix in support of my campaign," McSally told supporters in the e-mail sent on Thursday.

A spokesperson of the campaign, Patrick Ptak, has confirmed the email invitation is authentic and that the event is still planned for the 29th.

Ashley Nash-Hahn, the communications director for Rep. Ron Barber re-election campaign, said the planned meeting was another sigh McSally was out-of-step with voters. 

"It's bad enough that Martha McSally has not been open and honest with the people she wants to work for. Now she is sneaking Eric Cantor into Phoenix to raise money for her- a guy who just lost his job because he cared more about his national headlines than the people at home. Just another example of how Martha Mcsally isn't looking out for southern Arizona," Nash-Hahn said

Cantor announced he would resign as majority leader shortly after recently losing a Republican primary race to economics professor David Brat.

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at jferguson@azstarnet.com or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson

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