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Eric Cantor aide coming to work for David Perdue

This note is going around to contacts of Megan Whittemore, press secretary for now mere U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.:

"After five incredible years working with House Republicans, it's time to regain the Senate Majority, advance positive reforms, and achieve meaningful results for America.

"Effective later this week, I will join David Perdue's Senate campaign in Georgia to serve as Communications Director and spokesperson. I look forward to continuing to work with the talented Washington-based press corps, Georgia media, and making news with many of you on the campaign trail!"

Which means that Cantor’s June primary defeat has added and subtracted one political operative to Georgia’s population. Whittemore is the addition.

The subtraction was Democratic strategist Beth Cope. She was called to Virginia by Jack Trammell, who faces Republican David Brat in the November contest for Cantor’s Virginia House seat,

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