Skip to comments.Eric Cantor Faces Tough Challenge Against Little-Known Tea Party Candidate (Tuesday!!)
Posted on 06/06/2014 6:26:20 AM PDT by cotton1706
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor could be the next House speaker, but first he has to get past a little-known, tea party-backed challenger with a vocal following in Tuesday's Republican primary in Virginia.
Cantor is squaring off against Dave Brat, an economics professor who has never held elected office and has raised just a fraction of what Cantor has.
Although he's a political novice with little money, Brat has been a thorn in Cantor's side, casting the congressman as a Washington insider who isn't conservative enough. Last month, a feisty crowd of Brat supporters booed Cantor in front of his family at a local party convention.
"Listen, we are about a country of free speech, so decency is also a part of this," Cantor told the crowd.
He then took aim at Brat directly: "It is easy to sit in the rarified environs of academia in the ivory towers of a college campus with no accountability and no consequence ... when you throw stones at those of us who are working every day to make a difference."
Cantor's campaign has held to a variation of that theme in TV ads, a website and mailers accusing Brat of being a "liberal college professor." The most recent campaign finance reports show Cantor spent more than $1 million in April and May and has more than $1.5 million left in the bank.
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Cantor literally running for his life