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CANTOR LOSES
politico.com ^ | 6/10/14 | Jake Sherman

Posted on 06/10/2014 5:14:03 PM PDT by cotton1706

RICHMOND, Va. — Dave Brat, a local economics professor, toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday night in the most shocking primary defeat since Republicans took the House in 2010.

The conservative challenger’s victory halts one of the most meteoric rises in national politics, and illustrates the strong anti-incumbent fever that has taken over Cantor’s Richmond-area district. Cantor is the second House incumbent to lose this primary season — Texas GOP incumbent Ralph Hall was defeated by a tea-party backed challenger at the end of May.

Cantor’s defeat not only reorders Virginia politics, where Cantor was the highest-ranking Republican, but it completely throws the House Republican leadership into flux. Cantor, 51, was long seen as the next speaker of the House after John Boehner retires.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014gopprimary; 2014midterms; adiospendejo; aliens; brat; byebyerino; cantor; elections; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; uniparty; va2014; win; winning
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I absolutely love posting this!!!
1 posted on 06/10/2014 5:14:03 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Best headline (next to obama impeached) EVER!!


2 posted on 06/10/2014 5:14:31 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: cotton1706
HELL YEAH!!!

Pour me a cold one, I need to celebrate!

3 posted on 06/10/2014 5:14:33 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: cotton1706

Hell Yea!!!!


4 posted on 06/10/2014 5:14:39 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: cotton1706

Sweet. This doesn’t happen often enough.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 5:15:09 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: cotton1706

BOOM!


6 posted on 06/10/2014 5:15:33 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cotton1706

Fox trying to now encourage Cantor to run a write-in campaign. GET LOST, FOX! Voters have rejected shamnesty and the establishment!


7 posted on 06/10/2014 5:15:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

Wow


8 posted on 06/10/2014 5:15:38 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: cotton1706

Is this in the words of GA’s Jimmuh “for real”, or is this a headline to deceive? I am truly shocked.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 5:15:47 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: South40

I just poured myself a drink!!


10 posted on 06/10/2014 5:15:48 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: All

BOOM....TASTE MY NIGHT STICK


There once was a guy named Cantor
Who in Congress was full of banter

He encountered a Brat
and his face went splat

Now he is done and that is that.....


11 posted on 06/10/2014 5:16:28 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: skeeter

Damn. That one caught me off guard. I guess I gotta start paying attention.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 5:16:31 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: cotton1706

*happy dance*

Thanks for the happy post cotton1706!

I called Cantor’s office once, when it got out that he was attending that anti-Tea Party weekend in FL and his staff was rude, belligerent and belittled my opinions. I have NEVER been treated that way by any Congressional staff and IMO he must condone that type of thing or his staff wouldn’t get away with it. So good! This loss couldn’t happen to a better person!


13 posted on 06/10/2014 5:16:33 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: cotton1706

Best news to come out of VA since ____ fill in the blank.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 5:16:35 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: cotton1706

Epic!


15 posted on 06/10/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cotton1706

Thank God! Let this be a recurring theme for the other states tonight. Linda Graham is next...


16 posted on 06/10/2014 5:17:18 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: cotton1706
Yes!!!!! Good bye Cantor the Rhino. Have fun looking for a job as a lobbyist—should not be hard to do.
17 posted on 06/10/2014 5:17:36 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: cotton1706

Hot diggity!!


18 posted on 06/10/2014 5:17:40 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: cotton1706

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_1Pw1xm9U


19 posted on 06/10/2014 5:17:41 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: cotton1706

I love reading this.......yes!


20 posted on 06/10/2014 5:17:44 PM PDT by A message
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To: cotton1706
Does this re-ignite the Tea-Party Base, that is the Million Dollar question...

IMHO Thad is next...

21 posted on 06/10/2014 5:17:53 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: cotton1706

Good.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 5:18:03 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: cotton1706

But...But....the Tea Party is Dead!

This Can’t Be


23 posted on 06/10/2014 5:18:03 PM PDT by Regulator (Methinks Rumors of the End are Much Premature)
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To: cotton1706

Amnesty bites RINO.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 5:18:04 PM PDT by umgud
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To: cotton1706

You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.

Cantor pissed off his base and now he is set packing. The’re at least 400 other seats in both houses that would benefit from this outcome.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 5:18:44 PM PDT by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: cotton1706

DEATH TO THE GOP…! >:(


26 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: cotton1706

GOOD!!! Cantor deserves what he gets for supporting amnesty for cockroaches. I am not familiar with Brat because I don’t live in Virginia but I am rooting for him to win in November


27 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:03 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: cotton1706
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28 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

OMG! Is this true....is it done???!!!!


29 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:10 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Viennacon
Fox trying to now encourage Cantor to run a write-in campaign

I wondered if this might be a possibility for Cantor, just like that schmuck up in Alaska did a couple of years ago.

30 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:13 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: cotton1706
AH

MAY

ZINGGGGGGGGG!!

31 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:18 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: cotton1706

Hello,

This is GREAT! WOW!! Can you say “a change in the wind....”

In shock, but loving it,

MOgirl


32 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:22 PM PDT by MOgirl (STAND)
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To: Theodore R.
Best news to come out of VA since

January 19, 1807

33 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:24 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: cotton1706

Still want to push immigration, Boner?


34 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:29 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cotton1706

just learned this from Bill O. show...

GREAT NEWS...THE GOP NEEDS TO WAKE THE HELL UP...WE ARE TIRED OF KISSING THE BUTTS OF DEMOCRATS...
AND I’VE BEEN A VOTING REPUBLICAN ALL MY LIFE OF 71 YEARS.BUT HAVE GOTTEN TOTALLY FED UP WITH THE GOP....

WAKE UP VOTERS...REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER AND FLIP THE SENATE


35 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:33 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: cotton1706
The TEA Party is dead! /s

Bwaahaahaahaahaaahahaaaa

36 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:35 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: cotton1706

He placed himself on the side of amnesty right when the pictures of the border came in and shocked everyone.

Good win - no, GREAT win.

Take note, politicians.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:44 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: cripplecreek

BRAT IS A SOLID CONSERVATIVE!!!


38 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:45 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: cotton1706

Dear Lord,

Don’t let this be a joke, satire, or premature. Let this be the honest truth. I give thanks to You, Lord, and ask a blessing on all those who went out to vote tonight.


39 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:45 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: cotton1706

Cantor and his fellow RINOs kept pushing the lie that “immigration reform” was a priority issue for the voters. Well, Eric, it sure was today! LMAO!!!


40 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:54 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: cotton1706

Great news!

Cantor slept with the dogs, woke up with fleas, and the good doctor fumigated the place.


41 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:59 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: South40

Pouring one myself. Cheers!


42 posted on 06/10/2014 5:19:59 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: cotton1706

YES!!

Good going, folks in the 7th district! My husband’s aunt and her husband no doubt cast their vote against Cantor.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 5:20:08 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: cotton1706

CANTOR SCALPED!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

So is he gonna support Brat?! Or is he gonna do a Murkowski?


44 posted on 06/10/2014 5:20:16 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: cotton1706

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM


45 posted on 06/10/2014 5:20:37 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: gaijin
DEATH TO THE GOP…! >:(

No. It's a rebirth.

46 posted on 06/10/2014 5:20:44 PM PDT by Regulator (Tea Party: Born Again Republicans)
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To: cotton1706

Probably means that he and Speaker will go all out to push amnesty through no that he is a lame duck.


47 posted on 06/10/2014 5:20:49 PM PDT by woofer2425 (Obama inhales immensely!)
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To: ducttape45

It will be interesting to see if Karl Rove will support RINO Cantor as an independant? Is it even legal for the GOP to funnel money to a write in candidate?


48 posted on 06/10/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: TigersEye
The TEA Party is dead! /s Bwaahaahaahaahaaahahaaaa

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!! :-D

49 posted on 06/10/2014 5:21:12 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: cripplecreek

Heh. The beltway UNIPARTY crowd just soiled their britches.


50 posted on 06/10/2014 5:21:18 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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