Over-confidence And Neglect Fuel Republican Cantor's Stunning Fall

wochit politics
June 11, 2014 AT 1:51 PM
A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party. Cantor's loss on Tuesday to a political unknown, college professor and Tea Party challenger David Brat, followed a series of missed warning signs and miscalculations in the final weeks of a race that largely flew under the national political radar.