Novice Tea-bagger Representative candidate Dave Brat just handed Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor a defeat in the Virginia GOP primary. A $200,000 campaign fund challenging a 6-digit campaign fund. Apparently, Cantor was not
backwards, conservative enough for the 7th District Tea-baggers.
“‘There needs to be a change,’ said Joe Mullins, who voted in Chesterfield County Tuesday. The engineering company employee said he has friends who tried to arrange town hall meetings with Cantor, who declined their invitations.”
“Brat has accused the House majority leader of being a top cheerleader for “amnesty” for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Cantor has responded forcefully by boasting in mailers of blocking Senate plans ‘to give illegal aliens amnesty.'”
The present atmosphere of The House has been one split three ways between Democrats, Republicans, and Tea-baggers. Almost nothing moves through The House having a progressive bend to it. If the Tea-baggers take a larger portion of the split, then the stance will be one of greater obstinacy. I am assuming this district will remain Republican or Tea-bagger even with the recent development.
It will be interesting to see if Cantor still runs and splits the Republican/Tea-bagger vote.