RICHMOND, VA - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has been defeated by the tea-party backed challenger in the Republican primary election.
Economics professor, Dave Brat won an upset victory over Cantor in the 7th District Republican primary contest which is in Richmond.
Cantor was the number two Republican in the house.
Brat took on Cantor in the contest, claiming he had abandoned his conservative principles on issues such as immigration.
Brat also argued his opponent was more attentive to donors in New York and California than focusing on an agenda based on Republican ideals.
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