Eric Cantor – Tea Partied

In a stunning tea-party smackdown against the establishment GOP Tuesday evening, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., lost his bid for the Republican Party nomination against tea-party backed candidate David Brat by a margin of more than 11 percentage points.

With 98.4 percent of precincts reporting, Brat won the race with 55.6 percent to Cantor’s 44.4 percent.

Fueled by opposition to Cantor’s stance on immigration, tea-party favorite David Brat had gained national attention as a threat to the incumbent’s hold on the largely Republican 7th Congressional district.

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