2014 VA-07: Eric Cantor Loses Big to Teabagger in Primary

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Eric Cantor losing to Tea Party candidate tonight. (Sorry, I didn't know where else to put this).
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Eric Cantor losing to Tea Party candidate tonight. (Sorry, I didn't know where else to put this).[/break1]nbcwashington.com/news/local/Va-Voters-Go-to-Polls-in-3-US-House-Districts-262495581.html]http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local ... 95581.htmlU.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faces a challenge from a political newcomer backed by the tea party as Virginia voters go to the polls Tuesday for three congressional primaries.Polls closed at 7 p.m. for two Republican primaries and a seven-way Democratic battle for an open seat in northern Virginia.Economics professor Dave Brat is seeking to topple Cantor in the 7th District -- with 167 out of 243 precincts reporting, Brat was ahead of Cantor by more than 6,000 votes.Election officials said this morning's rain and thunderstorms likely kept some voters away from the polls, but they said they were hopeful for an early evening uptick in turnout.
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Skip Intro already posted this news in [link]Republicans Behaving Badly thread,http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopi ... ad#p617381[/link].Via [link]TPM,http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/c ... ea-partier[/link]Eric Cantor May Just Lose His Primary Fight With Tea PartierDANIEL STRAUSS – JUNE 10, 2014, 7:50 PM EDTHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) primary fight looked much more serious than many had thought.With 52 percent of precincts reporting 41 minutes after polls closed primary challenger David Brat was leading Cantor, 57.9 percent to 42.1 percent.Who is Brat? He is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College. Brat was regarded as a long shot candidate but Cantor's campaign still spent over $1 million on advertising to stress that the top House Republican is a "strong conservative."Cantor's campaign also sent out mailers arguing that he's largely responsible for blocking immigration reform, signs, perhaps, that Brat seemed like more of a threat than he appeared publicly.

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U.S. House - District 7 - GOP Primary[highlight]183 of 244 Precincts Reporting - 75%[/highlight]Name Party Votes Vote %Brat, David GOP 29,842 56%Cantor, Eric (i) GOP 23,310 44% :o
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8:00 pm EDT Assoc Press says Cantor is loser.
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Just in from the AP, Rachel Maddow reporting now that Eric Cantor has lost the primary :-bd http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/e ... html?hp=t1 :banana: :cheer:
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Much as I can't stand Cantor, I'm not sure this is a good thing...

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I haven't paid one bit of attention to this race. I'm guessing I'm not alone in that. I guess the question now is whether the teabagger is crazy enough to lose and the Democrat is strong enough to win in Cantor's district.

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4 Days ago, for some background[/break1]foxnews.com/latino/politics/2014/06/06/eric-cantor-faces-tough-challenge-against-little-known-tea-party-candidate/]http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politi ... candidate/[/break1]foxnews.com/latino/politics/2014/06/06/eric-cantor-faces-tough-challenge-against-little-known-tea-party-candidate/]http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politi ... candidate/Although he's a political novice with little money, Brat has been a thorn in Cantor's side, 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."Listen, we are about a country of free speech, so decency is also a part of this," Cantor told the crowd....Beltway-based groups have chipped in, too. The American Chemistry Council, whose members include many blue chip companies, spent more than $300,000 on TV ads promoting Cantor. It's the group's only independent expenditure so far this election year. The American College of Radiology political action committee paid nearly $23,000 for fliers touting Cantor as better qualified than Brat at "ending business-as-usual in Washington."Brat, by contrast, has raised just more than $200,000 for his campaign, according to the most recent campaign finance reports. He's hoping to offset the cash disadvantage with endorsements from conservative activists, like radio host Laura Ingraham, and with help from tea party activists angry at Cantor.The monster is now devouring its host. And the Democrats better be ready to fight the unified Tea Party. and the tea party will be totally unified against them, or they will be smashed apart.The Dems of course have been fighting one another in a 7 way primary in VA because that's the way to create coherence and unity
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And the GOP lurches even further to the right.http://s17.postimg.org/bgdqeh30f/Screen ... _22_PM.png
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I have paid one bit of attention to this race. I'm guessing I'm not alone in that. I guess the question now is whether the teabagger is crazy enough to lose and the Democrat is strong enough to win in Cantor's district.I just read at DKos that there is no Democrat running for this seat.




Edit: Big Correction:So what happens next? Virginia law appears to forbid Cantor from pursuing an independent bid, though a write-in campaign seems possible. That would be an incredibly humiliating second act, though, and it's the one move that could throw this seat to the Democrats. Virginia's 7th District voted 57-42 for Mitt Romney, so without Cantor, Brat will be heavily favored against Democrat Jack Trammel, who, like Brat, is a professor at Randolph-Macon College.[/break1]dailykos.com/story/2014/06/10/1306004/-Holy-smokes-Eric-Cantor-loses-GOP-primary-to-absolutely-unknown-underfunded-challenger]http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/1 ... challenger
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No the Democrats are all fighting over the 8th district seat vacated by retiring Rep Jim Moran.
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:shock: Are you kidding me?

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Nope. Dem 7 way primary ahoy!5 things to know about the primary. [/break1]wjla.com/articles/2014/06/5-things-to-know-about-the-virginia-primaries-on-tuesday-103966.html]http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/06/5- ... 03966.htmlNow the Dems could try and actually run a candidate anyway if they had some balls.To be honest the GOP gerrymandering themselves to hell and back actually left them open to this teabagger challenge. With no dem to scare the people to the establishment they had no reason not to vote for the fanatic.
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According to the [link]Blue Virginia,http://www.bluevirginia.us/diary/11690/ ... -live-blog[/link] the Democrats nominated a professor from Randolph-Macon College named [link]Jack Trammel,http://www.rmc.edu/News/Faculty-Focus-J ... mmell.aspx[/link] to run for that seat.

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This is not good news, folks. The Democrats in the 7th District cancelled their convention and did not nominate anyone. (Could this be because it's a slam-dunk Republican District?) Also, it may be too late to run as an independent on the ballot, in which case Cantor and/or any Democrat who might want to challenge Brat will have to run as a write-in.

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Cantor lost because he wasn't far right enough for the GOP base. Think about that for a bit.
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The Democrats named a professor at Randolph Macon Academy as their candidate. [/break1]com/article/index/262960/stunning-upset-house-majority-leader-eric-cantor-loses-republican-primary-back-home#axzz34HlcqYA0]http://theweek.com/article/index/262960 ... z34HlcqYA0
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so who takes over in seniority?

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I have paid one bit of attention to this race. I'm guessing I'm not alone in that. I guess the question now is whether the teabagger is crazy enough to lose and the Democrat is strong enough to win in Cantor's district.I just read at DKos that there is no Democrat running for this seat.




Edit: Big Correction:So what happens next? Virginia law appears to forbid Cantor from pursuing an independent bid, though a write-in campaign seems possible. That would be an incredibly humiliating second act, though, and it's the one move that could throw this seat to the Democrats. Virginia's 7th District voted 57-42 for Mitt Romney, so without Cantor, Brat will be heavily favored against Democrat Jack Trammel, who, like Brat, is a professor at Randolph-Macon College.[/break1]dailykos.com/story/2014/06/10/1306004/-Holy-smokes-Eric-Cantor-loses-GOP-primary-to-absolutely-unknown-underfunded-challenger]http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/1 ... challenger
Can anybody find a campaign site for him? I mean, is he even gonna have a website?





his twitter:


[/break1]com/jacktrammell]https://twitter.com/jacktrammell





This is from the voter's guide:





This congressional district stretches from Culpeper to the Richmond area. Barring an independent candidate, the winner of the GOP primary will more than likely be the next 7th district representative because Virginia's 7th Congressional District Democrats cancelled their convention and did not nominate anyone to run against the eventual GOP nominee.[/break1]wusa9.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/09/virginia-voters-guide-june-10-primary/10240113/]http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/politic ... /10240113/








And then there's this guy? OMG.


[/break1]com/VoteMike2014]https://twitter.com/VoteMike2014








So there is or there isn't a nominee for the Dems?

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Cantor was a power player. The new guy will be the new guy. The GOP candidate will probably win in November, but there is an outside chance the Dem candidate somehow appears more reasonable to a midterm crowd. Primaries always tend to pull the iron flakes to the poles.However November plays out, the caucus lineup won't get any worse for progressives and a power player has been knocked off his perch. And for the first night since he won his gavel, John Boehner might be able to get a peaceful night's sleep without having to resort to the bottle. I don't get the impression that he and Cantor are all that close.
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I'm usually a fan of "better the devil you know," but not this time. No, sir. This one I celebrate. Cantor is an unscrupulous, smarmy jackass who has proven time and again that there is absolutely no back he will not stab if it offers even the slightest chance of advancement. He has, for years, been using his leadership position to the detriment of the nation. If it's a choice between having Cantor in the leadership or another back bench tea bagger, I'll take the bagger.
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