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Republican Cantor suffers shocking loss to Tea Party rival

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 01:28

June 11 - ''A lot of long faces'' as U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to Tea Party challenger David Brat. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A stunning Republican primary upset. U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to Tea Party challenger David Brat. He conceded Tuesday night: (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR, SAYING: "I know there's a lot of long faces here tonight, and it's disappointing, sure. But I believe in this country. I believe there's opportunity around the next corner for all of us." Reports show Brat had approximately 56 percent of the vote to Cantor's 44 percent. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DAVID BRAT, SAYING: "What we should do is love one another. I did not run against Eric Cantor as a person. He's a good man, I respect him as a person. I ran against a set of principles. I espoused those on my webpage." During his campaign, he accused Cantor of betraying conservative principles on spending, debt and immigration. ...Including "amnesty" for undocumented workers. Following Cantor's concession speech, a group of political demonstrators stormed inside, clashing with supporters. According to their Twitter page, CASA de Virginia defines themselves as an organization that protects civil rights. Cantor's defeat sent shockwaves through Congress as well. He had been seen by many as an eventual successor to House Speaker John Boehner. = Republican Cantor suffers shocking loss to Tea Party rival "A lot of long faces" as U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to Tea Party challenger David Brat. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Republican Cantor suffers shocking loss to Tea Party rival

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 01:28