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House Majority Leader Cantor upset in Virginia Republican primary
The Washington Times ^ | June 1@, 2014 | By David Sherfinski

Posted on 06/10/2014 8:37:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary Tuesday in a stunning defeat to Dave Brat, a little-known tea party-backed challenger, in one of the biggest upsets in recent political history.

Mr. Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College who called his win a “miracle,” defeated Mr. Cantor by 56 percent to 44 percent with all precincts reporting. CNN and The Associated Press called the race just a little over an hour after Virginia polls closed at 7 p.m.

“Obviously, we came up short,” Mr. Cantor told supporters at his headquarters at the Westin Hotel in the state capital.

“It’s disappointing, sure, but I believe in this country. I believe there’s opportunity around the next corner for all of us,” he told the crowd.

(Excerpt) Read more at p.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; brat; cantor; election2014; va2014
So far Mr. Cantor has responded to his humiliating loss with dignity.
1 posted on 06/10/2014 8:37:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, I have no doubt that Cantor is upset.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 8:38:50 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No signs of a write-in. Good. More grace than that tool MurCOWski or Thad Cochran.

Let’s focus on the three outcomes of this. An opportunity to get a solid speaker when Bohner hangs up the gavel, momentum for the Tennessee senate race, and the end of amnesty this year at least.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 8:41:19 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Huskrrrr
"You look kinda glum, Wilfred."
"Had to shoot muh dog."
"Oh. Was he mad?"
"Well, he weren't too pleased."
4 posted on 06/10/2014 8:41:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL!


5 posted on 06/10/2014 8:42:57 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Brat caused Cantor to sing a dirge.. in soprano..
wonder where he was kicked..


6 posted on 06/10/2014 8:43:13 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good riddance, Cantor.

NEXT!


7 posted on 06/10/2014 8:44:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Viennacon

Moosecowsky should be hit by a truck..


8 posted on 06/10/2014 8:45:02 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: F15Eagle

This guy is upset too.

9 posted on 06/10/2014 8:45:46 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That is true, but this seems to me, to mean that just maybe the GOP can be saved.

So maybe, just maybe the Tea Party can take over the GOP in part, rather than actually ending up leaving, and going head to head with the old gang.

Of all the people I never expected to lose, Cantor was way, way up on that list.

This is very significant.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 8:46:09 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Just kinda curious as which candidate the GOPe and RNC will endorse and support in the General. My guess is money to the Democrat under the table while kinda voicing tepid support for Mr Brat.
11 posted on 06/10/2014 8:46:51 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: hosepipe

We should have a Senator Miller, but unfortunately, the GOP smiles upon fraud as much as the Dimocrats


12 posted on 06/10/2014 8:47:24 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The voters are to be applauded for their good judgment.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 8:47:26 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This has the Dems worried! Here is an email that just went out from the DNC:

Democrats

I've been working in Virginia politics for a long time, but I've never seen anything like what happened tonight.

Seriously: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor just lost his primary to a Tea Party challenger. Eric Cantor -- Eric. Freaking. Cantor. -- is officially too moderate to win the nomination of the Republican Party. And the results are not even close!

The Tea Party isn't just alive and well -- it's taken wholesale control of the GOP.

We've got to stop these guys, and here's why: If they think that the House under Eric Cantor is too moderate, you can only imagine what Congress will look like if they win this November.

Chip in $3 or more right now, and help Democrats fight the Tea Party:

https://my.democrats.org/Stop-the-Tea-Party

Thanks,

Mo

Mo Elleithee
Communications Director
Democratic National Committee

14 posted on 06/10/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: TruthWillWin

WE could only hope.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 8:51:31 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Watching FOX reporting on this.

Meghan's show quoted a few Dems who were pretending to be pleased, but this is the opposite of how they truthfully feel.

Clearly the GOP, especially the traditional wing (I typically skip the "Tea Party" term) is energized, and so are the swings and indies, most of whom know that amnesty is neither legal nor constitutional and will raise crime and will cost jobs and would supplant the very traditions of our way of life.

.

16 posted on 06/10/2014 8:53:43 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

The GOP-E Leadership in the US House, (Boehner, Cantor, and Ryan), is always gullible to Obama’s tricks.

Consequently, Boehner, Cantor and Ryan, have all pledged to ram through this unpopular Obama Amnesty Bill due to Obama’s illegal decision to flood the USA with children from Mexico and Central America.

It is time to kick the GOP-E out of Congressional Leadership!


17 posted on 06/10/2014 8:54:53 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Eric, don’t forget to sign up for Obamacare on your way out. You’re little people now.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 11:12:27 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tupelo

All of the millions that Cantor had didn’t help him in the primary. Let them give his Dem opponent money under the table. As Dave Brat said, “dollars don’t vote, people do.”


19 posted on 06/10/2014 11:16:25 PM PDT by borg5575
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To: ClearCase_guy
d:-D

20 posted on 06/11/2014 2:14:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Oh no, as long as he’s been a Congress Ritter I am sure he gets nothing but the best for the rest of his life


21 posted on 06/11/2014 3:02:32 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: hosepipe

I thought she had been.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 3:05:01 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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