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[VIDEO] George Will: The Anti-Cronyism Movement Played as Much of a Role in Eric Cantor’s Primary Loss as Immigration Did

Cantor’s Nexus Between Congress and Wall Street Led to Loss

Cantor’s relationship with the financial industry and his support of institutions such as the Export-Import Bank became a “symbol of crony capitalism” for his challenger Dave Brat and his constituents, Will said on Fox News Sunday

“Cantor is the nexus between the Republicans in the House and Wall Street and the financial community…this man is an insider not paying attention to normal people.”

…As a result, voters wanted Cantor out….(read more)

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BREAKING: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses GOP Primary to Tea Party Challenger Economics Professor Dave Brat

ABC News/AP reports: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday by a little-known economics professor in Virginia’s Republican primary, a stunning upset and major victory for the tea party.

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Cantor is the second-most powerful member of the U.S. House and was seen by some as a possible successor to the House speaker.

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His loss to Dave Brat, a political novice with little money marks a huge victory for the tea party movement, which supported Cantor just a few years ago.

Brat had been a thorn in Cantor’s side on the campaign, casting the congressman as a Washington insider who isn’t conservative enough. Last month, a feisty crowd of Brat supporters booed Cantor in front of his family at a local party convention.

His message apparently scored well with voters in the 7th District. Read the rest of this entry »