Eric Cantor Loses Primary in Shocking Upset

The House Majority Leader was defeated by political unknown and Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.
2:02 | 06/11/14

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Again no major political upset for one of the most powerful Republicans in the country Eric Cantor the -- -- GOP lawmaker in the house. Beaten in the primary by a Tea Party candidate. Yup that's right hander lost to David -- a political unknown cantor was widely thought to be. The next speaker of the house he spoke to disappoint supporters last night. Obviously we came up short. It's disappointing insurer so I'll look forward to continuing to -- with all of -- for the things that we believe been. For the conservative cause because. Those solutions of -- are the answer to the problems are so many people are facing today thank you. Now possibly -- could run as a write in candidate -- not clear whether he'll do so ABC deputy political director. Just on a watch is in Washington to explain the impact of Kantor's defeat -- John and -- a massive political upset tonight house majority leader Eric -- beaten by a political unknown. Tea Party Challenger -- -- a university economics professor. How much of an upset is this. Cantor is the first person in American history to lose his primary while holding the position -- house majority leader. And when it comes to money -- spent fifty times. Five million dollars to -- 100000. Why did he lose the big issue was immigration. Bratton -- against -- and the district saying he was support President Obama on immigration reform. Something Kantor denied. Let's clear this we'll have serious setbacks on what happens next in the immigration debate. With some politically analysts saying this means the issue is absolutely debt it. This is also likely to embolden the Tea Party and encourage them -- another important contest the senate runoff in Mississippi in just two weeks. It was -- establishing can it to get re elected before. This tell me make it just impossible. John arena.

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