Eric Cantor Bites the Dust
Little known Tea Party candidate David Brat knocked off House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in tonight’s Virginia primary. According to Salon, Cantor spent $5 million dollars to retain his seat, while his opponent spent a mere $122,000.
I don’t know that this election says as much about the continued power of the Tea Party in Republican politics as it does about Cantor’s arrogance and unlikeability, as well as his unpopular (among Republicans) stand on immigration reform.
Cantor was the only Jewish Republican in either the House or Senate. I can’t say I’m sad to see him go, although I’m sure a lucrative career in lobbying awaits him.