Well no one saw that coming. David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, trounced Republican Majority leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary last night. Brat is a down the line pro-life conservative, go here to view his website. There were two issues separating Cantor and Brat: amnesty and a deep dissatisfaction with Republican leadership in Congress among the Republican leadership. Brat was outspent twenty-five to one and in a high turnout primary he won:
Randolph-Macon College economics professor Dave Brat won the Republican primary in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Brat had 56 percent of the vote to Cantor’s 44 percent when the Associated Press called the race just after 8 p.m.