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Congressman Votes For Britney Over Barack

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    One congressman voted for Britney Spears on Tuesday night.

    Washington, D.C. gossip blog Wonkette reported on Wednesday that House Republican Whip Eric Cantor spent the evening at the pop princess' concert at the Verizon Center, rather than watching President Barack Obama's press conference.

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    In a statement to Wonkette, the congressman's office called it "a bipartisan night" and noted that Democrats had joined him at the show.

    "I had a political event there, and it was simply because it was there to help the team, that's why I was there," Cantor told CNN on Thursday, noting that he'd been there for a fundraiser.

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    But working for his party wasn't the only reason the congressman took a night out.

    "I hand it to the performer, she was something," he told CNN.

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