Government & Politics

June 11, 2014 5:16 PM

Eric Cantor’s loss sends ripples through politics here and nationwide

Politicians in both major parties contemplated a new world — a place where an unknown, underfunded college professor could crush House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s GOP primary. Was it the campaign? Immigration? The tea party? General anti-incumbent malaise? All the above, and more. And campaigns ignoring the lessons from Cantor’s historic defeat, they said, are doomed to repeat it.

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