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  • Tea Party groups that offered Dave Brat zero support sure are thrilled he defeated Eric Cantor

    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,...

  • Pro-immigration left furiously spins Cantor's defeat

    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...

  • Will the GOP establishment back Dave Brat? Maybe, kind of

    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.

  • Eric Cantor's loss, by the numbers

    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...

  • Eric Cantor and unknown unknowns in politics

    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...

  • Democrats fundraise off of 'Eric. Freaking. Cantor' loss

    "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...

  • Hot streak: Dave Brat's students rate his teaching above average, think he's attractive

    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.

  • If you run for Congress, even as a long shot, you should probably be prepared for common policy questions

    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.

  • What other Republicans can learn from Eric Cantor's downfall

    There were signs that Eric Cantor was in trouble, but even in retrospect they were subtle.

  • How the Dream Act may have led to Eric Cantor's loss

    The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is likely to significantly chill efforts to pass an immigration reform bill this year.

  • Meet Dave Brat's 23-year-old campaign manager

    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...

  • Meet the political unknown who just took down Eric Cantor

    Dave Brat has a 23-year-old campaign manager, raised about $200,000 for his campaign and just took out Eric Cantor.

  • Eric Cantor loses primary to challenger Dave Brat

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor fell to challenger Dave Brat on Tuesday in a stunning primary upset likely to send shockwaves through Congress and the Republican Party.

  • Seven things you should know about Eric Cantor

    Although he is well-known in Washington, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is probably not a household name in much of the country. It will be soon, though.

  • Democrats claim credit for helping Tea Party topple Eric Cantor

    Tea Party Republicans upset with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's immigration push helped to torpedo his reelection Tuesday night, but Virginia political sources also give credit to Democrats who worked to undermine the No. 2 House leader by voting in the open primary. Sources said the...



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