Politics

4:05am

Wed June 11, 2014
It's All Politics

Meet David Brat, The Giant-Killer Who Knocked Off Eric Cantor

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 7:33 am

David Brat, who upset Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor in Tuesday's 7th Congressional District GOP primary, at a May 28 news conference at the Capitol in Richmond.
Steve Helber AP

Who is David Brat, the slayer of a goliath of congressional politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor?

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4:04am

Wed June 11, 2014
It's All Politics

Eric Cantor's Collapse: What Happened?

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivers his concession speech as his wife, Diana, listens in Richmond on Tuesday.
Steve Helber AP

That shape-shifting spirit we call the Tea Party assumed yet a new form Tuesday and took down its most prominent victim of this year, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. In some ways, Cantor is the most significant Republican incumbent ousted in a primary since the latest intraparty rebellion by conservative hard-liners began five years ago.

No, Cantor is not an iconic senator like Richard Lugar of Indiana, or a popular statewide figure like Mike Castle of Delaware, both of whom had their careers cut short by insurgents from the right in recent primaries.

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8:26pm

Tue June 10, 2014
Politics

Upset Of Eric Cantor Deals A Shock To GOP Establishment

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 9:20 pm

Eric Cantor became the first house majority leader ever to lose a primary, losing the GOP nomination to Tea Party challenger David Brat in the Republican primary.

7:31pm

Tue June 10, 2014
Politics

Tea Party Challenger Upsets Eric Cantor In GOP Primary

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 8:25 pm

In a surprise result, voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District have dealt a defeat to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, nominating Tea Party challenger David Brat instead in the GOP primary.

7:28pm

Tue June 10, 2014
The Two-Way

Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Candidate In Virginia Primary

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 5:40 am

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor listens to House Speaker John Boehner at a recent news conference on Capitol Hill. Cantor, from Virginia's 7th Congressional District, lost the primary election Tuesday night, a stunning defeat.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his Republican primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District to Tea Party challenger David Brat — a stunning defeat that will upend the chamber's GOP leadership.

Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., was leading Cantor by 55 percent to 44 percent of the vote.

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