US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses primary to Tea Party challenger

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June 11, 2014 03:29

 
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US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost a Republican primary to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning upset that gave the conservative Tea Party movement the biggest victory in its short four-year history.

Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, was beaten by college economics professor David Brat, according to CNN projections. Brat had argued Cantor was not conservative enough, and accused the seven-term incumbent of betraying conservative values on spending, the national debt and immigration.

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