Rep. Eric Cantor loses primary to Tea Party candidate


POSTED: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:09pm

Rep. Eric Cantor loses his primary to a relatively unknown Tea Party candidate, Dave Brat. Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) The second-highest ranking Republican in The House will soon be out of a job.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his party's primary Tuesday.

Cantor lost to a relatively unknown Tea Party candidate Dave Brat by a stunning margin. The ripples from this defeat will be felt far beyond Henrico County, Virginia, and is proof that the Tea Party still packs a punch.

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