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#2 Ranking House Member Upset In Primary

 
#2 Ranking House Member Upset In Primary
Posted Tuesday, June 10th 2014 @ 9pm

 

In what could be a sign of things to come in the mid-term elections, 7 time congressman, and House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor is soundly defeated by a tea party candidate in his district's primary.

Dave Brat, a professor at Randolph-Macon College, got nearly 56% of the vote in one of the biggest political upsets of all time.

CBS's Nancy Cordes says what even stranger is that Brat ran on a platform that called Cantor "not conservative enough" and that he was soft on immigration.  Cantor is considered one of the most conservative members of the caucus.

Brat is expected to win in November in the heavily republican district.

 

 

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