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How does Eric Cantor celebrate his 50th birthday?

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Jun 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-06 13:20:03-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – How does U.S. House Majority Leader and Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor celebrate a milestone birthday? With birthday cake of course.

Rep. Cantor tweeted out a photo of him blowing out the candles on his 50th birthday cake today.

His tweet indicates the cake came from Shyndigz, a cake and dessert cafe on Patterson Ave. in Richmond.

Cantor, who was first elected to the Virginia General Assembly in 1991, has served as a Virginia congressman since he was sworn-in on January 3, 2001. Cantor rose to the position of House Majority Leader in 2011.

Here’s video of a then 29-year-old Cantor talking to CBS 6 News about a gambling bill making its way through the General Assembly. Cantor
appears :54 into the clip.