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U.S. Republicans In Leadership Scramble After Shock Election Loss

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June 11, 2014 AT 7:38 AM
Republican lawmakers are scrambling to identify the party's future leaders after the shock primary election defeat of Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, by an upstart candidate from the Tea Party movement. House Majority Leader Cantor was defeated on Tuesday in a primary race in his Virginia district by David Brat, a political rookie backed by the conservative Tea Party, which will see the result as an opportunity to increase its influence in Congress