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In stunning upset, Eric Cantor loses GOP primary

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Published Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 7:32 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 9:01 a.m.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday lost his Republican primary Tuesday in a stunning upset, defeated by more conservative challenger Dave Brat.

Cantor, R-Va., is the highest-ranking member of Congress in years to lose re-nomination. He had been seen as the frontrunner to become Speaker of the House if current Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, steps down.

Cantor was once viewed as the leader of the House of Representatives’ more conservative faction, but had softened over the past few years.

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