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.
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….’
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) June 11, 2014
Cantor, as late as it is, might want to fire his pollster.
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. …