Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Got Married Because of 'The New Deal'
Eric Cantor met his wife in a liberal hotbed.
The Republican House majority leader apparently went on a blind date with his wife, Diana, at The New Deal, a now-defunct SoHo restaurant with an FDR motif.
As detailed by the Observer, the fiscal conservative told the Association for a Better New York this morning that they had their first rendez-vous at the eatery, where a two-person meal would cost some $205 today.
The Observer notes that the Spring Street establishment featured: "live jazz and three large WPA-inspired murals."
St. John's Red Storm Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Northridge Matadors Womens Basketball
TicketsMon., Dec. 5, 6:30pm
Tire Pros Classic - Syracuse V Uconn
TicketsMon., Dec. 5, 7:00pm
Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards
TicketsMon., Dec. 5, 7:30pm
New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts
TicketsMon., Dec. 5, 8:30pm
"My adult professional life and personal professional life started here in New York City," he told reporters. "Even more importantly ... my wife who's here, a native of perhaps a suburb of New York in Miami Beach ... We met here on a blind date. I would say New York is very near and dear to our hearts."
Follow Victoria Bekiempis @vicbekiempis.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.