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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has emerged as a favorite target for the Democratic Party and as a mentor for freshman House Republicans. "Cantor is a convenient symbol for Democrats to attack," said Mark J. Rozell, a public policy professor at George Mason University. (Richmond Times-Dispatch via Associated Press)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has emerged as a favorite target for the Democratic Party and as a mentor for freshman House Republicans. "Cantor is a convenient symbol for Democrats to attack," said Mark J. Rozell, a public policy professor at George Mason University. (Richmond Times-Dispatch via Associated Press)

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