VIDEO: Cantor: 'Big place' for Jews in the GOP

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) took the unusual move of speaking publicly about his role as the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives Sunday, saying there's room for Jews in the GOP.

"There's no secret that the majority of the American Jewish community is Democrat," Cantor said during a personal profile Sunday morning on CBS. "But I believe there is a big place for American Jews in the Republican Party."

According to CNN's exit poll of the 2008 presidential election, 78 percent of Jewish Americans supported President Obama, while 21 percent supported Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

"My faith, I take it very seriously. I was raised in a very traditional household, a kosher home," Cantor said when asked during the interview if he was particularly religious.

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