Skip to comments.Eric Cantor Primary Challenger David Brat Receives National Attention
Posted on 05/16/2014 5:47:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
When Randolph-Macon College economics professor David Brat announced a challenge to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia's 7th Congressional District Republican primary several months ago, many wrote his campaign off as a quixotic whim that would go nowhere.
It was an improbable, if not impossible, quest.
But the surprising results of Saturday's upset victory by a Tea Party-backed candidate over Cantor's hand-picked candidate for the important position of chairman of the 7th Congressional District Republican Committee, along with the hostile reception Cantor's speech received at that event, have given the rookie political candidate national attention and momentum.
On Tuesday the Washington Post published a lengthy article documenting Cantor's Saturday debacle, suddenly changing the dynamics of the race. The article, written by two of the Post's top national correspondents, was very harsh on Cantor and elevated Brat from a candidate with no chance to one with "momentum," as its headline stated.
The story also noted that national conservative leaders are beginning to take a closer look at the race.
Travis Witt, chairman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriot Federation, says there is more than wishful thinking behind the Post's description of the Brat campaign's momentum.
"After the 7th District convention David Brat has an incredible mount of momentum," Witt told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday. "The difference will be the grassroots activists' time spent knocking on doors."
But can dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Tea Party volunteers knocking on doors over the next three and a half weeks reach enough voters to overcome Cantor's huge financial advantage? As of March 31, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission by both campaigns showed that Cantor had more than $1.9 million cash on hand, while Brat had only $42,000.
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Cantor is GOP-e scum—Would love to see him go down.
One of the biggest [politics-related] mistakes I have ever made was once thinking Eric Cantor was a true conservative. I wanted to vote against him last time around but he had no serious conservative challenger, and the lib-tard dingbat the dems ran against him would have been a FAR worse choice - so I wrote in my own name.
Two days ago I received a Cantor-sponsored piece of campaign “literature” in the mail. It was nothing but a hit-piece on David Brat. It contained nothing but negative “facts” about Brat, and not one single mention of the POSITIVE things Cantor has done or will do for Virginia.
I set it on the ground for my dog to defecate on, but he said he respects his turds too much to soil them that way.
So I tossed it in the burning barrel...
PS - I’ve moved since the last election and am no longer in the 7th district, so I’m not even sure why he sent me his garbage.
Maybe he thinks you're one of Eric Holder's people who are eligible to vote multiple times in multiple places.
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Uninformed people in VA cannot be trusted to remove Cantor or anyone else who is bad.
Uninformed people in VA cannot be trusted to remove Cantor
Then we pray for severe T-Storms, all day long, on Primary Election Day in VA.