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Putting the Can't into Cantor

 

All of the media were caught flatfooted last night, when House GOP Leaver, Eric Cantor, lost his primary to David Brat, who has been alternately called a "tea party" candidate, to a Libertarian.

What we do know is that Cantor, a widely disliked polititican, seems to have also been pretty hated by the GOP.  He had spent nearly $6 million to fend off the upstart challenge from an economics prof. And polling gave Cantor anywhere from a 10 point lead to well into the 30 point range.  I guess having yes-man polling may be a bad idea.

Brat defeated Cantor by nearly 12 points.

Virginia has some unique laws as pertains to elections, and Cantor can not mount a write in run for November.  So, he's gone.  And today he stepped down as Leader in the House.  So much for his hopes of taking Boehner's slot as Speaker.

http://www.880therevolution.com/articles/politics-104707/eric-cantors-primary-loss-is-a-12450227

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