House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has officially lost the Republican primary for his House seat to tea party challenger David Brat, according to the Associated Press. Cantor outspent Brat by a big margin, but still suffered a crushing defeat, marking a huge upset for a conservative movement looking to oust Republican establishment types.
Cantor was targeted by conservatives over, among other things, his
position on immigration reform. His defeat came as a huge surprise,
given how a Washington Post article today led with
“A conservative challenger is expected to fall far short of defeating
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in Tuesday’s congressional