WASHINGTON (ABC News) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will not mount a write-in campaign and will step down as majority leader, sources tell ABC News.
Even if he was able to pull it off — a long shot — he would never be elected Majority Leader. He hopes to serve through July. However, a leadership election could happen before that.
Being a back-bencher isn't appealing to him. And losing another campaign isn't either, these Republicans close to Cantor say.
Cantor will announce his plans at a 4 p.m. meeting of the House GOP on Wednesday.
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