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    GOP Leadership in 'Chaos' After Eric Cantor's Loss

    "We're absolutely stunned."

    June 10, 2014
    By Billy House
    National Journal

    Befuddlement hit and lingered within the House GOP leadership ranks as Majority Leader Eric Cantor's election fate was unwinding on Tuesday. Cantor lost in a major upset to primary challenger Dave Brat.

    There was no immediate comment from House Speaker John Boehner.

    But a senior Republican leadership aide described the mood as "chaos for the leadership ranks."

    "We're absolutely stunned. Honestly, we really can't believe it," said the aide, who likened it to the 2004 election defeat of Tom Daschle of South Dakota, who was Senate minority leader at the time.

    "Given the speculation Boehner himself may decide not to run again for speaker, the idea had been out there that Cantor would simply walk into the speakership," said the aide.

    "But now, who the hell would be the next speaker?"—particularly, the aide added, if Paul Ryan doesn't want it, or Rep. Tom Price of Georgia isn't interested.

    And there are more immediate questions—including whether Cantor would step down as majority leader right away, given the no-confidence vote of his own constituents.

    "Everyone knows it was a tough race out there. But when you have all the money in the world, spend those resources—in the long run, money usually wins out," said the aide.

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    FlyoverCulture.com shared Bret Baier's photo.

    BREAKING NEWS: Little known challenger ‪#‎DaveBrat‬ has defeated incumbent House leader ‪#‎EricCantor‬ in the ‪#‎Virginia‬ GOP primary this evening.




    Bret Baier

    Surprising defeat for GOP Leader Eric Cantor who lost the primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in ‪#‎Virginia‬.
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    The GOP and the Liberals have sold out the American working man, bring in millions of illegals, outsourcing, forcing manufacturing to the third world for higher profits in the stock market. The American voter may be waking up only time will tell but it's long overdue.
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    As Cantor falls, Boehner offers sympathy




    By Russell Berman - 06/10/14 11:39 PM EDT

    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) offered his sympathies to Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a brief statement late Tuesday after his top lieutenant was defeated in a stunning primary loss.

    “Eric Cantor and I have been through a lot together,” Boehner said in a statement that read like a condolence note. “He’s a good friend and a great leader, and someone I’ve come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the tough choices that come with governing. My thoughts are with him and Diana and their kids tonight.”

    Boehner and Cantor have worked closely together in the last two years after a tense period in the first year of Boehner’s tenure as Speaker.

    Cantor was seen as Boehner’s heir apparent, and his loss will shake up the line succession in the House GOP ranks.

    In a shocking upset, Cantor was defeated, 56 percent to 44 percent, by conservative David Brat, a Tea Party-aligned college professor with no experience in elected office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAPPY2BME View Post
    As Cantor falls, Boehner offers sympathy
    Bullshit... you set him up to fail.... It's YOU thats pushing this shit; your lieutenant does YOUR WILL... he fell on your Amnesty Sword
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    Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in stunning fashion Tuesday night to tea party challenger Dave Brat.


    Lucas Jackson / Reuters / Reuters
    And Sen. Ted Cruz’s staff appears to be pretty celebratory on Twitter in response. The senator and the majority leader have clashed before, most notably over Obamacare. Here are tweets from three top staffers.


    Cruz’s speechwriter and senior communications adviser:





    Cruz’s chief of staff:




    Cruz’s press secretary, responding to a tweet from Erick Erickson on stories about the “Tea Party dying” in the mainstream media:



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    ‘People Are Sick & Tired of Centralized Gov’t’: Mark Levin on David Brat’s VA GOP Primary Win




    by Fox News Insider // Jun 10 2014 // 10:55pm
    As seen on Hannity


    Radio host Mark Levin tonight discussed Dave Brat’s Virginia GOP primary win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

    “People are sick and tired of centralized government and the impact it has on their life,” radio host Mark Levin said.
    The radio host warned the GOP leadership better wake up.

    ‘I Believe in This Country’: Eric Cantor Speaks After Losing VA GOP Primary
    ‘Amnesty is Very Bad for the Country’: Coulter Talks Cantor’s Primary Loss

    “People want a new Republican Party with fresh faces, with vigorous leadership, and they’re not getting it, and they want it because the Republican Party is the only organization that can challenge Obama and Schumer and all the others and start to defeat them,” he said.
    Levin said the American people are yearning for leadership and they don’t like the status quo.
    Hear more of what he had to say in the video above.

    ‘An Amazing Moment for the People’: Ingraham Weighs in on Dave Brat’s VA GOP Primary Win

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/06/10...op-primary-win
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