Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost in a primary last year because of his support for amnesty for illegal aliens, will host a high-dollar fundraiser with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in Richmond later this month, Breitbart News has learned.
The invitation, obtained by Breitbart News, comes from Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) chairman Bill McCollum—a failed 2010 candidate for governor of Florida, where he lost to Rick Scott in the GOP primary.
McCollum, the invitation reads, “cordially invites” the high-dollar donors “to a reception featuring Governor Jeb Bush and The Honorable Eric Cantor.”
The fundraiser is set for Monday, Feb. 16, at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Donors seeking to become part of the Host Committee need to cough up $25,000 and those simply seeking to attend the reception must donate $5,000.
“They are raising money together for the RSLC, a group both strongly support,” Kristy Campbell, Bush’s spokeswoman, said in an email to Breitbart News when asked about why Bush is seeking to associate with Cantor. “Congressman Cantor and Governor Bush are friends and have known each other for years.”