Cantor: Palazzo is a ‘true patriot’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was on hand Saturday night to help U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo kick off his first re-election campaign at the Gulfport Yacht Club.

“The country rose up in 2010 and said we need a new generation of leaders, rose up and elected 89 new Republican members of Congress,” Cantor, R-Va., told the crowd of Palazzo supporters. “The

Mississippi Gulf Coast has a real leader among that 89 in Steven Palazzo … . This is a guy who is a true patriot. He is a great American and he is in his heart a great Mississippian.

“You can really tell he loves this state. When he’s in committee, in the Armed Services Committee or the science committee or on the floor of the House, when other members of Congress hear or see Steven Palazzo get up to talk, they listen.”

Sun Herald