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
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….