Eric Cantor's New Gig: Harvard Fellow

Former House leader will be there this spring
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2015 11:39 AM CST
Eric Cantor's New Gig: Harvard Fellow
In this June 11, 2014, file photo, then House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., speaks at the Capitol.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Eric Cantor may have lost his House seat in one of the biggest political upsets of the era, but he's sprucing up his resume in other ways. In addition to becoming a VP at a global investment bank, Cantor can now boast about being a visiting fellow at Harvard, reports Politico. The former House majority leader will join the school's Institute of Politics this spring in that capacity, though the job doesn't sound too taxing.

The Harvard Crimson explains that fellows typically visit the campus for a few days and host meetings with students arranged by the institute. Sounds like one topic might be election strategy: Other fellows this spring include Kay Hagan, who lost her Senate seat in North Carolina, and Martha Coakley, who lost the Massachusetts governor's race. (More Eric Cantor stories.)

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