A grassroots effort to draft Virginia Rep. Eric CantorEric CantorTop Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling to retire after end of current term A tyranny of the minority is raising your health care costs MORE (R) as John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore GOP strategist: 'There needs to be a repudiation' of Roy Moore by Republicans World leaders reach agreement on trade deal without United States: report MORE's vice-presidential nominee was launched Wednesday.

Brian A. Wittman, the movement's chairman, urged supporters in an e-mail to visit its new website and contact the Republican Party and McCain's campaign to tell them to select Cantor as veep.

Wittman writes: "For years, Congressman Eric Cantor has been a rising star in the Republican Party. Congressman Cantor has been a leader while protecting America through strong national security, keeping taxes low, and preparing America for its next biggest challenges. Senator John McCain has recognized Congressman Eric Cantor's leadership and is currently vetting Cantor as one of a short number of candidates to be considered for the Vice-Presidential Candidate. America needs Senator John McCain as President, and America needs Eric Cantor as its Vice-President."

The website encourages visitors to contact Wittman--his email address is listed on the home page--to help spread the movement's word.

-Katie Stapleton-Paff