By Becket Adams | 06/11/14 02:51 PM
A Tea Party candidate soundly defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the Republican establishment and the Democratic Party. And Dave Brat, the 52-year-old chairman of the Randolph-Macon College Department of Economics and Business in Ashland,...
By Sean Higgins | 06/11/14 02:07 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat Tuesday was not just a loss for the Republican Party leadership, it was also a blow to pro-immigration activists. Cantor, R-Va., was widely viewed as a potential broker for a comprehensive reform deal. His loss greatly dims the...
By Becket Adams | 06/11/14 01:45 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning 12-point defeat to a relatively unknown primary challenger has sparked concern among Tea Party activists who have conducted a long-running battle with the GOP establishment.
By Spencer Brown | 06/11/14 01:29 PM
Amounting to more than $5 million, Rep. Eric Cantor's campaign spent an average of $9.90 on each of the more than 500,000 registered voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District. Compared with the average of $0.24 spent per registered voter by Dave Brat's campaign, it's easy to see why many...
By Philip Klein | 06/11/14 11:58 AM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprising defeat in the Republican primary at the hands of obscure economics professor David Brat recalls Donald Rumsfeld's statement about unknown unknowns. Every once and awhile, voters deliver a result that none of the experts would have predicted. In...
By Ashe Schow | 06/11/14 11:50 AM
"Eric. Freaking. Cantor." That's how Democratic National Committee Communications Director Mo Elleithee emphasized the major upset Tuesday night of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. “I’ve been working in Virginia politics for a long time, but I’ve never seen anything like what...
By Blake Seitz | 06/11/14 11:22 AM
Dave Brat's students think he's hot. After a long-shot primary victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., they may be right.
By Ashe Schow | 06/11/14 11:05 AM
Defying expectations, Dave Brat convincingly defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday night. But the little-known Brat may not be ready for prime time after his surprise win.
By Rebecca Berg | 06/11/14 10:58 AM
There were signs that Eric Cantor was in trouble, but even in retrospect they were subtle.
By Susan Ferrechio | 06/11/14 12:14 AM
The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is likely to significantly chill efforts to pass an immigration reform bill this year.
By Betsy Woodruff | 06/11/14 12:11 AM
You've probably heard of Dave Brat by now. He's the economics professor who just made history by being the first person to beat a House majority leader in a primary. But you might not know about Zachary Werrell, his campaign manager who turned 23 last month, interviewed for the gig at a Panera...
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