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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 07:58:47 PM »
http://twitchy.com/2014/06/10/truly-stunned-eric-cantor-getting-clobbered-in-virginia-dave-brat-shows-early-lead/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

‘Truly stunned’: Eric Cantor getting clobbered in Virginia; Dave Brat shows early lead
Posted at 7:46 pm on June 10, 2014 by Twitchy Staff |

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    Cantor looks cooked to me. Truly stunned. Low turnout+Immigration issue+ story of current border crisis=perfect storm for Brat
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    Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) June 10, 2014


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor might be sweating it out watching the election returns in Virginia tonight. Tea Party challenger Dave Brat is enjoying a comfortable early lead in the polls.

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 07:59:20 PM »
D. Brat   56.1%   29,842
E. Cantor (i)   43.9%   23,310

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 08:02:42 PM »
My thread was first.  MERGE!   :beer:
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 08:03:16 PM »
We don't want amnesty Eric......get the message!

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 08:03:17 PM »
What!? This is series!
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 08:05:17 PM »
Caveat emptor: the early returns are not always indicative of the final outcome in these things, since the early ones often are the smaller precincts where, logically, the Tea Party has stronger roots.

If this holds, however… it will show that the Tea Party is far from dead-- again. There are still, however, major obstacles. They have to figure out how to effectively challenge the likes of McConnell and Graham, professional politicians, even if they see it coming. It's clear that Cantor did not see Dave Brat as a threat, whereas McConnell went to extreme lengths to neuter Bevin and Graham has cut off as many potential challengers as he could.
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 08:06:21 PM »
The amnesty push has boggled my mind when it pops up every now and then.  If you want to reform immigration, at least wait until AFTER the mid-terms, where the GOP should have much more leverage in congress to work with Obummer on some sort of compromised plan where illegals don't get to vote, ever, even if amnestied. 
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 08:07:54 PM »
The amnesty push has boggled my mind when it pops up every now and then.  If you want to reform immigration, at least wait until AFTER the mid-terms, where the GOP should have much more leverage in congress to work with Obummer on some sort of compromised plan where illegals don't get to vote, ever, even if amnestied.

Democrats will settle for nothing less than full citizenship and voting rights.
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 08:10:30 PM »
Winner D. Brat   55.8%   32,694
E. Cantor (i)   44.2%   25,941

Precincts Reporting: 86.1%
    Updated: 8:07 PM ET

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2014, 08:11:18 PM »
AP just called race for Brat.

DOWN GOES CANTOR!!!
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 08:11:49 PM »
DC ROCKED: CANTOR LOSES PRIMARY

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 08:12:33 PM »
This result is HUGE nationally.  Way to go, Tea Party!!!   :beer:
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 08:13:26 PM »
Yeah let's grant these thugs amnesty


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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 08:14:52 PM »
Tea Party alive and well...bye bye Eric

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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 08:14:56 PM »
I have given the Tea Party a hard time for running dumb campaigns that can't be won in a general (Angle/O'Donnell/Akin), but Brat will win this district, and the GOP will be better off for it.  Remember when just a few years ago Cantor was seen as a VP candidate, and potential future president?  This is HUGE.
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2014, 08:16:01 PM »
Wow!!  This is a big win, congrats to Brat!!   :patriot:

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2014, 08:20:16 PM »
There there, Eric.  Under the bus you go.

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2014, 08:20:38 PM »
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/eric-cantor-primary-election-results-virginia-107683.html?hp=t1

 CANTOR LOSES
By: Jake Sherman
June 10, 2014 08:03 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. — Dave Brat, a local economics professor, toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday night in the most shocking primary defeat since Republicans took the House in 2010.

The conservative challenger’s victory halts one of the most meteoric rises in national politics, and illustrates the strong anti-incumbent fever that has taken over Cantor’s Richmond-area district. Cantor is the second House incumbent to lose this primary season — Texas GOP incumbent Ralph Hall was defeated by a tea-party backed challenger at the end of May.


Cantor’s defeat not only reorders Virginia politics, where Cantor was the highest-ranking Republican, but it completely throws the House Republican leadership into flux. Cantor, 51, was long seen as the next speaker of the House after John Boehner retires.

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2014, 08:21:28 PM »
DC ROCKED: CANTOR LOSES PRIMARY

I doubt that many realize just how rocked! This is GREAT news on many fronts!

And BTW: Rumors of the death of the TEA party have been GREATLY exaggerated!
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2014, 08:21:56 PM »
South Carolina
L. Graham (i)   63.4%   24,879
L. Bright   11.4%   4,475
D. Bowers   7.2%   2,826
R. Cash   6.7%   2,644
N. Mace   5.8%   2,289
B. Connor   4.4%   1,725
B. Dunn   1.0%   385

Precincts Reporting: 11.1%



little chance of a twofer here...

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2014, 08:25:40 PM »
I doubt that many realize just how rocked! This is GREAT news on many fronts!

Wow.  The Tea Party doesn't have to win everywhere, just a few highly symbolic victories will change things in a big way.   I still worry about amnesty, though.  Now Eric and Boehner might feel they have nothing to lose by allowing the vote to go forward in the remainder of this session.
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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2014, 08:25:54 PM »
Tea Party alive and well...bye bye Eric

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2014, 08:26:03 PM »
Brat didn't run on social conservatism, he ran on fiscal conservatism as well as the implications of amnesty.

He is what the Tea Party was about when it started. 

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Re: Eric Cantor Loses Primary to David Brat; Post-Election Analysis
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2014, 08:26:33 PM »
South Carolina
L. Graham (i)   63.4%   24,879
L. Bright   11.4%   4,475
D. Bowers   7.2%   2,826
R. Cash   6.7%   2,644
N. Mace   5.8%   2,289
B. Connor   4.4%   1,725
B. Dunn   1.0%   385

Precincts Reporting: 11.1%



little chance of a twofer here...

I can never understand why so many candidates enter a primary if they want to try to remove the incumbent.  You would think that they could put their own personal interests aside and agree to let the guy/gal with the best chance go for it....


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