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Lessons for other Republicans in Cantor's shocking loss
Lessons for other Republicans in Cantor's shocking loss

Just when you thought the tea party was in decline, it rears up and topples another icon. Eric Cantor, the House majority leader and understudy to Speaker John A. Boehner, lost the primary election in his central Virginia district by a convincing margin, 56% to 44%. He had been a member of the House since 2001 and was running for his eighth term. The winner was David Brat, a little-known college professor who accused Cantor of being insufficiently conservative -- especially, soft on immigration. Cantor had tried to steer a middle path on immigration issues, opposing the broad immigration reform bill the Senate passed last year but championing a Republican version of the Dream Act that...

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