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February 14, 2016

Eric Cantor’s Warm Memories of the New Deal

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and his wife, Diana. (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has some lovely things to say about the New Deal.

In New York City for a breakfast speech for the Association for a Better New York, the Virginia Republican said that the New Deal, a schmancy SoHo restaurant named for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s plan to combat the Great Depression, was where he met his wife, Diana, in the late 1980s, according to Politicker.

“My adult professional and personal life began here in New York City,” Cantor told the group. He explained that the Big Apple would always be important to his wife and himself because that’s where they met and fell in L-O-V-E.

Cantor, a fiscal conservative, “maintains that he got the best New Deal in history in winning Diana’s heart,” Cantor spokeswoman Laena Fallon told HOH.

And all of us here at HOH say, “Awww.”

The New Deal restaurant, which featured murals paying homage to the Works Progress Administration, has since closed.

The original item said Diana Cantor was a native New Yorker. She is a native of New York’s other borough, Miami Beach, Fla.

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