Davis named to NRCC panel

The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) has named Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) to head up its executive committee for the 2008 election cycle, according to a release yesterday.

“We are putting together a great team that ... we need to be successful in the 2008 [cycle],” NRCC Chairman Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said in the release.

During his tenure as chairman of the campaign committee, Davis defied expectations in 2002 when he expanded the Republican majority.

Chief Deputy Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will head up the NRCC’s fundraising effort and Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) will serve as vice chairman of fundraising.

“Eric Cantor has been a great ally and a committed supporter of the NRCC in previous cycles. He has the know-how and the contacts needed to help us raise the funds that will be vital in the next election cycle,” Cole said.

Cantor was the top contributor in the House during the 2006 election cycle and has raised millions of dollars for the Republican Party over the last three terms, according to the release.