Who Is Dave Brat? And How Did He Beat Majority Leader Eric Cantor?

Dave Brat is a economics professor and a political novice with little money who just beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s Republican primary.

The win is a stunning upset and earth-shaking victory for the tea party backed candidate.


Cantor is the second-most powerful member of the U.S. House and was seen by some as a possible successor to the House speaker.

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