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

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Post by AnitaMaria » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:08 pm

Geez. That bio doesn't give me any faith in his competence. :-? It's horribly written. It gives way too much detail about crap nobody cares about and says nothing about his politics. Ack. If that bio is indicative of his campaign, I hope the Virginia Democratic Party is working on getting some experienced political advisors and image consultants in to help spruce him up.



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Post by Suranis » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:16 pm

Here's his website.[/break1]trammellforcongress.com/]http://www.trammellforcongress.com/Needs to invest in paragraphs. Also needs to rename the front page as something else other than "title page here" (look at the tab)Facebook page (started yesterday) [/break1]facebook.com/pages/Jack-Trammell-for-Congress/322902167866711]https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Tra ... 2167866711For contrast [/break1]com/]http://davebratforcongress.com/Still has not been updated with his winBrats facebook [/break1]facebook.com/davebratforcongress]https://www.facebook.com/davebratforcongress


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Post by mimi » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:24 pm

Yeah, that website will change within a day or two. Brat has been campaigning for awhile. Trammell started a few hours ago. I hope they send him to campaign camp quickly.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:48 pm

Here's his website.[/break1]trammellforcongress.com/]http://www.trammellforcongress.com/Needs to invest in paragraphs. Also needs to rename the front page as something else other than "title page here" (look at the tab)On the bright side:1) I didn't see 38 different fonts/sizes2) There isn't a shitload of commas3) Nothing appeared to be inserted upside down4) The words appear to be spelled correctly, or at least close enough I can't spot the difference5) I understood what he wrote without any wtf is this?6) The statement didn't come with 300 pages of exhibits attachedJust sayin'.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:40 am

The Brat dude is holding up cards with bible verses during his victory speech. This is spooky.Not really spooky. Brat is of the right religion for this district. Cantor was not. And it caught up with him tonight.On the other hand, good riddance. But Cantor should really run a write in campaign. Teach Brat and the tea Partiers something.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:03 am

US House of Representatives -- 7th District -- Republican


243/243 Precints Reporting


David A Brat....36,110....55.55%


Eric I Cantor....28,898....44.45%


[/break1]virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=CON&map=CTY]http://electionresults.virginia.gov/res ... ON&map=CTY





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Post by mimi » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:34 am

The Brat dude is holding up cards with bible verses during his victory speech. This is spooky.Not really spooky. Brat is of the right religion for this district. Cantor was not. And it caught up with him tonight.On the other hand, good riddance. But Cantor should really run a write in campaign. Teach Brat and the tea Partiers something.I think that is a great idea. Unfortunately, I doubt he'll do it. :cry:



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Post by Emma » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:45 am

Here's his website.[/break1]trammellforcongress.com/]http://www.trammellforcongress.com/Needs to invest in paragraphs. Also needs to rename the front page as something else other than "title page here" (look at the tab)On the bright side:1) I didn't see 38 different fonts/sizes2) There isn't a shitload of commas3) Nothing appeared to be inserted upside down4) The words appear to be spelled correctly, or at least close enough I can't spot the difference5) I understood what he wrote without any wtf is this?6) The statement didn't come with 300 pages of exhibits attachedJust sayin'.When I click that link, all I get is this: [/break1]actblue.com/contribute/page/jacktrammell]https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/p ... mmellCan't get past it without donation.



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Post by Suranis » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:32 am

Someone has set up a redirect straight to a donation page since last night. Its all I get now too.It's possible they have set it up as they are doing a fast redesign if the main website.


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Post by AnitaMaria » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:43 am

I'm sure that's what happened. I think they are better off with just the donation page for now. That web site didn't reflect well on him. I'm sure people have been furiously writing and programming throughout the night to create a web site suitable for a candidate who has a chance of winning a seat in Congress.



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Post by Suranis » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:38 am

Agreed. It was, frankly, terrible.


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Post by Foggy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:25 am

Naturally, for advanced expert political analysis, I always read Birther Report first of all.It turns out we're all sad and scared because of our hero Cantor losing. He was a loyal Obama supporter, which was just a tiny bit surprising to me. There's no use in celebrating, because the birthers know you're just hiding the tears of a clown when there's no one else around.Also too, it means ObamaCare will be repealed by the end of the week or sooner, and nobody but Teahaddists will be elected nationwide this November, because it represents a huge nationable uprising of far right wackaloon Tea Turds. He's probably a birther because he's to the right of Cantor so he pretty much has to be a birther, don't he? They're happy. \ :D / Or they were happy, until the next post was about Cruz renouncing his Canadian citizenship. Now they're :torches: because he ain't no NBC according to strict birther dogma.And none of them give a shit about Klayman taking Judicial Watch for $181 grand. What does that have to do with removing Obama TODAY? ?(


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Post by Slartibartfast » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:16 am

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.Based on knowing nothing but that the district was redrawn (and presumably gerrymandered) in 2010, I'm guessing the answer is no.


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Post by Foggy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:27 am

I predict nothing so far. Too many variables.Will the Dem conduct a competent campaign? Will the Brat say a lot of crazy stuff? Will the Dems pour a lot of money in? Will the Rethugs pour a lot of money in? Lots of things can happen between now and November. I'm assuming that the whole district hasn't gone insane, and that there's a chance the Brat will turn off so many sane Republicans that the Dem can sneak in. And as we've learned, Cantor can even try a write-in campaign.But there are too many variables. I repeats: SPen, please pick up the white courtesy telephone. I really want to read your take on it.


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Post by GreatGrey » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:33 am

Will the Dem conduct a competent campaign? Will the Brat say a lot of crazy stuff? Will the Dems pour a lot of money in? Will the Rethugs pour a lot of money in? Lots of things can happen between now and November.Hee hee, he's already failed the "stump the dummy" quiz by Chuck Todd. [/break1]com/livewire/david-brat-chuck-todd-minimum-wage-syria]http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/d ... wage-syriaImagine, an economics prof who can't talk competently about the minimum wage.


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Post by AnitaMaria » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:34 am

Via [link]TPM,http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/d ... wage-syria[/link], here's what Brat said this morning when Chuck Todd asked him "policy questions" during what Brat thought was going to be toast to his victory. "Hey, Chuck, I thought we were just going to chat today about the celebratory aspects," Brat said. "I'd love to go through all of this but my mind is — I love all the policy questions but I just wanted to talk about the victory ahead and I wanted to thank everybody that worked so hard on my campaign. I'm happy to take policy issues at any time, I just wanted to call out a thanks to everybody today."He's happy to talk about policy issues any time, except in a major network interview the day after he won the Republican primary, which apparently doesn't qualify as "any time."



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Post by Skip Intro » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:37 am

Will the Dem conduct a competent campaign? Will the Brat say a lot of crazy stuff? Will the Dems pour a lot of money in? Will the Rethugs pour a lot of money in? Lots of things can happen between now and November.Hee hee, he's already failed the "stump the dummy" quiz by Chuck Todd. [/break1]com/livewire/david-brat-chuck-todd-minimum-wage-syria]http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/d ... wage-syriaImagine, an economics prof who can't talk competently about the minimum wage.What's to talk about? George Will has already presented the GOP position on that: It should be $0.00.


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Post by mimi » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:43 am

I only found a few blogtalk shows that Brat was on, and they're all recent. I saw a couple of youtubes where he speaks at tea parties or something, but i'm having trubbles playing some youtubes these days. :-? RT @ezraklein: 72% of voters in Cantor's district polled on Tuesday said they support immigration reform: bit.ly/1pGTlqA[/break1]vox.com/2014/6/11/5800030/poll-most-voters-in-cantors-district-actually-like-immigration-reform]http://www.vox.com/2014/6/11/5800030/po ... ion-reformThe pollster is left-leaning, so there's that. You can see more that that link.I don't know how much that will matter today. There is other data that suggests that it wasn't Dems who made the difference in Brat's win. So why, if immigration is his hot button, did Brat win?



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Post by AnitaMaria » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:44 am

Hee hee, he's already failed the "stump the dummy" quiz by Chuck Todd. [/break1]com/livewire/david-brat-chuck-todd-minimum-wage-syria]http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/d ... wage-syriaImagine, an economics prof who can't talk competently about the minimum wage.His answer was a perfect answer for an economics professor. He talked about historical trends in wages vs. productivity. That's how an economics professor answers a question about the minimum wage. That's not how a politician answers a question about the minimum wage. A politician has to have have a policy-oriented answer to a policy-oriented question. He didn't have that.



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Post by Whatever4 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:04 pm

A bit over 65,000 people voted in the primary. I think the turnout was all of 12%. In a district with 750,000 people, that's nothing. Ratemyprofessor.com says Brat is hot. [/break1]ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=47058]http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRat ... ?tid=47058


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Post by esseff44 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:24 pm

There are a lot of variables to consider. Virginia usually does not have primaries and voters are not used to them. There was a very low turn out since there was very little to vote on. Yes, it's R+10 but it voted for Senator Warner 60-39%. The people that turned out appeared to be fed up with Cantor and his staff as well as strongly anti-amnesty as the immigration issues have been boiled down to. The RW talk shows have had a strong influence. Cantor spent a lot of money but he was sending double messages...one for the district and another one for the national party. Also, since this was an open primary, how many of the Brat votes were from Dem voters? So, Brat will probably keep the hard line RW radio and Fox News contingent but there's a question of how much more positive attention he will get. Will he scare off the traditional conservatives? Since he was a Johnny One-Note on immigration and does not seem to want to talk about anything else, will that put people off?In the larger picture, will this scare the GOP incumbents so bad about getting primaried from the right that they run even faster toward RWNJ territory and shrink the party faster?



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Defeated Cantor says he won’t try a write-in campaign'I am a Republican and proud of that,' he tells staff and former aides[/break1]yahoo.com/defeated-cantor-says-he-won-t-try-a-write-in-campaign-161637338.html;_ylt=AwrSyCTqgphTeXEAzgbQtDMD]http://news.yahoo.com/defeated-cantor-s ... EAzgbQtDMDSo I guess that's that.



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Post by Dolly » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:31 pm

Despite the political ramifications of his loss, the election had a low turnout of approximately 12 percent in Commonwealth's left-leaning 7th District. According to Virginia's "sore loser" law, Cantor cannot run as a third-party candidate in the 7th District election, but can be a written in candidate.[/break1]nbcwashington.com/news/local/Va-Voters-Go-to-Polls-in-3-US-House-Districts-262495581.html]http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local ... 95581.html


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Post by mimi » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:33 pm

So I posted that last night I tried to view some videos.Ryan Lizza @RyanLizzaWow, someone is taking down Brat's videos. This one is now private: [/break1]youtube.com/watch?v=kikFLvJYhxA] tried to download some. I think I was successful in downloading the Mechanicsville Tea Party one, but not the ones where he spoke at Life Church. I don't have a player for flv files, so idunno if I did it correctly or not yet. I'll have to look later.



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