Huge Victory For Tea Party: House Majority Leader Cantor Defeated In Primary!Submitted by Invalid10 on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:21
David Brat election results
Throughout his entire career, Eric Cantor has supported countless measures and budgets to increase our debt and grow government. Despite his fiscal rhetoric, Eric Cantor voted for new spending measures like Medicare Part D, TARP bailouts, Chinese bailouts, Wall Street bailouts, two unfunded wars, and backed the kick-the-can-down-the-road Ryan-Murray budget.
-David Brat website
Update: HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER CANTOR DEFEATED IN PRIMARY
The man who just beat Cantor, Dave Brat, has taken a different tack on surveillance issues. In a recent interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he argued that "The NSA’s indiscriminate collection of data on all Americans is a disturbing violation of our Fourth Amendment right to privacy." On his website, Brat says he favors "the end of bulk phone and email data collection by the NSA."'
If Brat takes Cantor's seat, it will shift the Republican Party a bit more toward the Amash position on surveillance issues. That's significant because Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which the government has cited to justify its phone records program, will come up for renewal next year. With more Republicans like Brat and Amash in Congress, that could be a tough sell.
Ed Gillespie supports the voters
“!!! RT @EdWGillespie: Congrats to @DaveBratVA7th on tonight’s win. Looking forward to a winning ticket in November!”
Virginia also has a sore loser to prevent him from write in stuff
Virginia Code 24.2-520 : A candidate who loses a primary shall be prohibited from having his name on a general election ballot.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 10, 2014
Brat's campaign manager was a 23 year old Austrian econ geek and two time Ron Paul campaigner
Zachary Werrell @ZacharyWerrell
Is it weird that I listen to 'Human Action: a Treatise on Economics' on tape ( by Ludwig von Mises) while playing video games? Sorry team @kendallcarrie
Brat's chief of staff also volunteered for Ron Paul's campaign in 2008 and 2012. Not only was this a great steal, but it seems like Brat might actually be closer to Ron's ideas than most "Tea Party" candidates.
Last month Mitch McConnell On Tea Party Challengers:
‘We Are Going To Crush Them Everywhere’
Ladies and Gentlemen, we got him