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Eric Cantor Loses To An Unknown Economics Professor

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June 11, 2014 AT 8:46 AM
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat in a shocking GOP primary upset for Virginia's 7th congressional district on Tuesday night, with economics professor Dave Brat beating him by 10 percentage points. Nobody saw it coming. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called it "a scale eight earthquake." Cantor was widely expected to become the next Speaker of the House, so the primary loss will have massive reverberations inside and outside Washington.