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1. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Got Beaten In The Virginia Primary By A Little-Known Tea Party Candidate

David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, demonstrated how the Tea Party has infested the foundation of the GOP like carpenter ants by pulling off a primary win over House majority leader Eric Cantor with a wide margin. Brat surprised the GOP by winning with a campaign budget of just $200K, and a message appealing to conservative voters' fear that illegal immigrants are hiding under their beds.