House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses to Underdog Tea Party Challenger


Locutus
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After being all but counted out, tea party activist David Brat pulled off a stunning victory against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday in the Virginia GOP primary for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Associated Press reports.

With 220 of 243 precincts reporting, Brat lead Cantor by nearly 11 points. The AP was the first to call the contest for Brat.

Brat, an economics professor who has never held political office, reportedly had just $40,000 in the bank at the end of March against Cantor’s $2 million war chest. He has attacked Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in the House, as a member of the elite establishment GOP who has voted to raise the debt ceiling and supported some immigration reform.

As previously reported by TheBlaze, a feisty crowd of Brat supporters booed Cantor in front of his family at a local party convention last month.

In TV ads, a website and mailers, the Cantor campaign accused Brat of being a “liberal college professor.” The most recent campaign finance reports show Cantor spent more than $1 million in April and May and had more than $1.5 million left in the bank as of June 6.

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Primary Stunner: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses to Underdog Tea Party Challenger | Video | TheBlaze.com
 
gopher
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This is a big surprise considering how conservative he is in that largely suburban district. I did not follow the campaign and wonder if he actually hit the trails and spoke to his electorate in the effort to garner votes. What will happen next should be very interesting: a Tea Bagger for the GOP vs a Democrat and what if he decides to run as an indy? A split in the right wing vote could well mean a DP win in what is a very important swing state.
 
Walter
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Excellent. Cantor is a RINO.
 
Locutus
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Amount Cantor's campaign spent on steak houses: $168,637

Amount Brat's campaign spent, total: $200,000


Cantorís Loss a Bad Omen for Moderates


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/11...html?referrer=
 
EagleSmack
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The Dems are hoping for as many Independents as possible for November.

That's how it is done here in Massachusetts. Straw candidates.
 
Corduroy
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Republican primaries are votes for the biggest *******. Eric Cantor should be happy he lost.
 
EagleSmack
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^

 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

Republican primaries are votes for the biggest *******. Eric Cantor should be happy he lost.

Naw....as bad as the Republicans are, the biggest arseholes are the ones currently running the country.

BTW, did anyone notice the discrepancy in money spent?? Cantor spent 10 million, his victorious opponent less than 2% of that. I guess you can not buy elections, huh??

Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

This is a big surprise considering how conservative he is in that largely suburban district. I did not follow the campaign and wonder if he actually hit the trails and spoke to his electorate in the effort to garner votes. What will happen next should be very interesting: a Tea Bagger for the GOP vs a Democrat and what if he decides to run as an indy? A split in the right wing vote could well mean a DP win in what is a very important swing state.

Cantor is not running as an Independent.

If there is to be any hope for the USA as a great nation, the Democrats must be swept from power ASAP.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Naw....as bad as the Republicans are, the biggest arseholes are the ones currently running the country.

BTW, did anyone notice the discrepancy in money spent?? Cantor spent 10 million, his victorious opponent less than 2% of that. I guess you can not buy elections, huh??


And he thumped Cantor as well... 56% to 44%.



Quote:

Cantor is not running as an Independent.

If there is to be any hope for the USA as a great nation, the Democrats must be swept from power ASAP.


November is going to be interesting for sure.


The Dems... and many Republicans for that matter are trying to sweep the ongoing disaster on the border states. The place is getting swamped with illegals immigrants. Brat used that crisis and the amnesty proponents are doing their best to ignore the elephant in the room.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
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There's a veritable herd of elephants in the American room. The china will be broken for sure. An APC is handy to get to work with.
 
BaalsTears
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The natives are restless.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Excellent. Cantor is a RINO.


he has a 83 rating on the conservative scorecard - therefore, not a RINO

Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy;




Cantor is not running as an Independent.

If there is to be any hope for the USA as a great nation, the Democrats must be swept from power ASAP.



On the contrary, Cantor needs to run as an indy in order to reduce the amount of Republicans in Congress.


I watched CNN today and two right wing critics said that Cantor's problem is that he is too ambitious - rather than deal with local issues he is more interested in foreign affairs and in currying favor with Washington DC's Republican elites. This is why the locals voted for his TP opponent. Luckily for the GOP his district was redrawn so that it became even more Republican than before. This makes it difficult for the Dems to win that seat.
 

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