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