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In case you haven’t heard yet, Representative Eric Cantor (r), the number two republican in the House leadership, lost his primary to a teabagger:

State of Virginia Results


Unofficial Results – Primary Election – June 10, 2014

Precincts Reporting 242/243

Member House of Representatives – 7th District – Republican

David A. Brat 35,787 55.55%

Eric I. Cantor  28,631 45.45%

Total Votes 64,418

On Twitter:

Robert Costa ‏@costareports

it’s the biggest blow to the GOP establishment in years. Whole network of DC Rs have been wired into Cantor, prepping for when he got gavel 7:47 PM – 10 Jun 2014

That’s a feature, not a bug.

Taegan Goddard ‏@politicalwire

This is easily one of the most stunning primary losses in U.S. political history [….] 7:49 PM – 10 Jun 2014

Seth D. Michaels ‏@sethdmichaels

There is no length you can go to on your right to protect yourself, House Republicans, no show of opposition showy enough. So maybe govern? 7:51 PM – 10 Jun 2014


Money, check. Polling, check. Voters, uh….