Attn: Eric Cantor Just Got Schooled

ericcantor-GeoffHoltzman

News just broke that Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, lost the Republican primary to Dave Brat, an economics professor and member of the Tea Party.

This must have come as a shock due to the fact that Brat was operating on a drastically smaller budget. While Brat had to campaign on $230,000, Cantor had slightly more leeway with his budget of $5.7 million. In fact, the American Chemistry Council has been very generous to Cantor’s campaign, spending more than $308,731 in May alone on TV advertisements. They either have a crush on that handsome Cantor boy or they would like to purchase some policy influence on a revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Hopefully the news of Brat’s victory will teach donors that throwing money at a candidate doesn’t always guarantee an election.

People need to learn that throwing money might get you a private dance, but it doesn’t guarantee a happy ending.

http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/06/10/campaign-intelligence-nearly-110-million-in-independent-expenditures-this-primary-season/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/06/10/eric-cantor-majority-leader-defeated/10304543/

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