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Eric Cantor defeat by tea party shakes Republican politics to its core
Eric Cantor defeat by tea party shakes Republican politics to its core

In a shocking political defeat guaranteed to upend Republican Party politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost his primary election Tuesday to a tea party newcomer who hammered the No. 2 leader for backing aspects of immigration reform. Establishment Washington reeled from the moment the polls closed as Cantor, the ambitious leader with his sights on becoming the next House speaker, trailed Dave Brat, a local college professor who rustled for tea party support at a time when GOP leaders elsewhere have succeeded in halting the outsiders' ascent. In the end, Brat claimed an easy victory over the seven-term incumbent in the Richmond-area district. The new nominee...

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