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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Tea Party Brat's defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor may also kill US immigration reform

...Cantor’s defeat to tea partier David Brat was so intertwined with immigration — “amnesty” and “illegal aliens” — that the few fence-sitters in the GOP-led House are going to flock back to the politically right side of the divide.
Regardless of what the polling says (and note that Cantor's pollster said he was winning big), Brat’s win and Cantor’s loss is now a powerful symbol, a rallying cry. That matters in politics...

Plus more at  The Washington Post

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/06/11/4171310/why-eric-cantors-shocking-loss.html#storylink=cpy

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