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Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks at the Values Voter Summit, 2011.
Gone.
House Majority Eric Cantor got creamed in his primary last night by an aggressively anti-immigration tea party challenger, and there's nobody happier about it than ... other Republicans. At least, some other Republicans.
Virginia, you have redeemed yourself tonight!  God bless America.
@EWErickson
In 1994 I defeated the most powerful member of Congress in one of Texas' most heavily Democrat districts. No one can outrun angry voters.
@SteveWorks4You
As I have said, the Tea Party is alive and well and fighting hard for the USA. BIG WIN TODAY!
@realDonaldTrump
Here's the message from Virginia: You either stand with Americans or you stand with the invaders.
@toddstarnes
Hey Jeb Bush -- ahem... #cantor #amnesty
@toddstarnes
At a GOP fundraiser tonight, the "party pretty much ended" when word spread that Cantor lost. http://t.co/...
@aterkel
What does it mean? Other than the part where Eric Cantor, of all people, is no longer conservative enough to represent the new ever-more-crazy Republican Party? We'll see.
Republican Party way more hostile to immigration reform than previously thought is not the narrative the GOP was hoping for this year
@ezraklein
How conservative is david brat? He still calls undocumented migrants "illegals." Not sure even steve king goes with that one anymore
@dcbigjohn
Other very vulnerable GOP incumbents look like Cochran, Bentivolio and DesJarlais. After tonight that list is probably a bit longer
@DKElections
it's the biggest blow to the GOP establishment in years. Whole network of DC Rs have been wired into Cantor, prepping for when he got gavel
@costareports
Cantor's friends are FURIOUS, said he was told by consultants that he was up 20-30 points, didn't need to worry...
@costareports
national GOP strategist: "nothing will advance in the House again. Ever. House GOP members will not take a single risk."
@JohnJHarwood

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 07:26 PM PDT.

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