- For the first time since 1974, US taxpayer money did not fund the two major party conventions
- Eric Cantor: Those funds were instead put toward medical research of childhood diseases
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor represented Virginia's 7th District in Congress. Cantor currently serves as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Moelis & Company. You can follow him on Twitter @EricCantor. All views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Aside from the candidates themselves, the 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions felt oddly familiar. Both parties had elaborate stages and podiums, slick video introductions, recognized musicians, goodies for their guests and no shortage of balloons.