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BREAKING: Seven Termed U.S. House Majority House Leader Eirc Cantor Loses Primary to Tea Party Candidate

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Dave Brat. a underfunded Tea Party-backed candidate has removed seven-term incumbent House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) during a primary race in states' 7th district. Cantor outspend Tea Party Republican affiliated Brat by a 20 to 1 margin, but on Tuesday night the Associated Press called this race for underfunded Brat by a 55 to 44%

It is believed Cantor’s tepid support for immigration reform was a major issue in the race, as well as the soon-to-be Former U.S. House Majority losing touch with his district that historically votes 57% Republican.

Cantor came out initially came out in support for legalization of undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, yet never followed up with drafting the legislation. Moreover, Cantor recently stated that he supported allowing some undocumented immigrants to enlist in the military “in principle, in a complete reversal, voted against allowing them to serve.

Challenger Dave Brat's Campaign site touts the Virginia Republican District 7 nominee anti-immigration, enforcement-only stance and dismisses “any proposal that grants amnesty and undermines the fundamental rule of law.”

The non-partisan Public Religion Research Institute on Tuesday aligned Brat’s opposition to immigration reform with Tea Party interests, over a majority of mainstream Republicans who support a pathway to citizenship. Brat's no path-to-citizenship positions are supported by the more extreme elements of the Republican Party.

It is unknown if Cantor can launch a possible write in candidacy at this time.

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