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In a blow to the Progressive Republican establishment, House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor went down in flames tonight after being defeated by Tea Party challenger, Dave Brat whom Cantor outspent 22 to 1.

Washington Examiner

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor fell to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning primary upset likely to send shockwaves through Congress and the Republican Party.

The Associated Press called the race for Dave Brat shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern time.

‘Obviously, we came up short,’ Cantor conceded shortly after the result was called.

‘It’s disappointing, sure,’ Cantor added. ‘But I believe in this country. I believe there’s opportunity around the next corner for all of us….’

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Cantor, as late as it is, might want to fire his pollster.

Cantor Campaign: Internal Poll Showed 34-Point Lead Over Tea Partier

An internal poll by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) re-election campaign had him with a 34-point lead over primary opponent economics professor David Brat.

The poll, conducted by John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates between May 27 and May 28 found Cantor with 62 percent to Brat with 28 percent, according to The Washington Post on Friday. …