Eric Cantor, David Brat
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Eric Cantor beaten in Virginia Republican primary

Eric Cantor, the US House Majority Leader, has lost a Virginia Republican Party primary election to a challenger from the hard-right Tea Party movement.

Little-known economics professor David Brat defeated the second-ranking House of Representatives member 56%-44%.

Mr Cantor had been widely favoured to win, having raising significantly more money than Mr Brat.

David Willis reports.

  • 11 Jun 2014
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