U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is known for his red meat conservatism in Congress, so he's visiting the right place when he travels today to Raleigh.
Cantor, a Virginia Republican, is helping host a fundraiser for N.C. Congresswoman Renee Ellmers at Angus Barn, a mecca for red meat -- actual meat, not just the oratorical kind -- in the capital city.
The 5 p.m. event costs between $150 and $2,500 to attend, according to an invitation posted on a local conservative blog. The fundraiser is the second in a week for Ellmers that featured a prominent Republican congressional leader. House Speaker John Boehner was expected at a Nov. 16 Ellmers fundraiser in Washington.
Ellmers' supporters see the moves as indication of her rising star power in Congress, while Democrats believe the big money raising suggests she'll need help in the next election.