Eric Cantor defeated in Republican primary

The House Majority Leader loses to Tea Party candidate David Brat.

Update #1 — June 10, 2014; 10:25 PM

With 100% of precincts reporting, the vote totals follow:

  • David Brat: 36,110
  • Eric Cantor: 28,898

Only 65,008 votes were cast, just 8.5% of the 7th Congressional District's population (in 2010). Election results by locality can be found here.

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Original — June 10, 2014

In an unexpected turn of events, incumbent Eric Cantor lost the 7th District primary to Tea Part candidate David A. Brat. Cantor had held the district since 2001.

Brat will face Democrat John “Jack” Trammel in the November election. Both candidates are current faculty of Randolph-Macon College.


Photo by: Gage Skidmore

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  1. Andy Garrabrant on said:

    Suddenly, I’m concerned about the old aphorism, “Be careful what you wish for; You just might get it!”

  2. Ben on said:

    So how long till cantor is a pundit for fox?

  3. Mika Hakkinen on said:

    No one said Dave Brat is perfect. But he got rid of Cantor and for that he deserves thanks from everyone in America.

  4. Jim on said:

    Crazy how 36k people just altered the national agenda. And folks think their vote doesn’t count?

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