Open thread: Tonight’s the night we retire Eric Cantor and Lindsey Graham; Update: Cantor in deep trouble early; Update: Cantor loses? Update: AP calls it for Dave Brat

posted at 6:31 pm on June 10, 2014 by Allahpundit

I know that headline’s egregiously incorrect, I just … wanted to experience it. Just once.

There is, I suppose, a slim chance that Grahamnesty could lose tonight, if by “lose” you mean “finish just shy of an absolute majority and end up in a runoff.” That would give tea partiers a glimmer of hope that South Carolinians, forced to make a binary choice in a few weeks between Graham and any other Republican in the country, would choose correctly. They won’t, though. Read this post from a few months ago to see why. Graham, to his credit, took nothing for granted in his reelection bid. He pulled every lever of power he has to protect his seat. In fact, aside from the occasional burbling about impeachment to reassure conservatives that he’s kinda sorta One Of Us, the most striking thing about his campaign is how little pandering he’s done to tea partiers. As he said himself, “I didn’t back off from being me.” That’s how confident he is of winning this race, all of his amnesty/ultrainterventionist baggage notwithstanding. The founder of a tea-party group in Columbia, South Carolina, predicts that he’s going to win the nomination outright tonight, even though he’s facing no less than six different challengers who could, in theory, force a runoff without any one of them reaching double digits. I think that’s right. In fact, I’m going to guess he takes 60 percent. Easily the tea party’s lowest moment this year, the McConnell/Bevin race included.

As for Cantor, people like Laura Ingraham and Mickey Kaus have been fighting the good fight on air and online for weeks in trying to drum up interest in his challenger, Dave Brat. For good reason: This race has, to some extent, become a referendum on amnesty, particularly Cantor’s enthusiasm for the sort of DREAM amnesty that’s now created a humanitarian crisis at the border. The better Brat does, the sterner the warning to House Republicans that an amnesty this summer could be painful this fall. Brat’s done a nice job making Cantor sweat, forcing him to spend more and fight dirtier — replete with a few well-placed bald-faced lies — than anyone expected. Realistically, though, an unknown candidate’s not beating the House majority leader in a primary. No undecided voter is going to forfeit the influence their district has in the House right now in order to roll the dice on Brat. The best we can hope for is a race that’s closer than expected, so that the GOP House caucus sits up and takes notice, but I think we’re going to end up disappointed here too. I’m guessing Cantor takes 65-70 percent, capping a glorious night for fans of immigration reform.

Politico and RCP will have the returns as they come in, although your best bet is Ace’s Decision Desk crew. The polls in South Carolina and Virginia close at 7 p.m. ET.

Update: I’m cooking up some tasty crow to feast on. Eric Cantor is in on life support early in VA-7.

The House majority leader could be going down — in a primary. Biggest House upset ever?

Update: He’s not closing the gap. This is really happening.

Media coverage of young illegals pouring over the border in Texas the past few months, whether induced by DREAM and DACA or not, may have ended up killing him. Show of hands, House Republicans: Who’s up for passing amnesty this summer now?

Update: Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight thinks Cantor is dunzo. Am I awake?

Update: Election expert Dave Wasserman says it’s over:

Update: Cantor outspent Brat by about 14 to one over the last few weeks. I’m honestly speechless. This is a political earthquake.

Can we retire the “tea party is dead” storyline now?

Update: No one saw it coming, Cantor’s team included:

Update: Slublog suggests Tom Foley’s defeat in 1994 as an upset to rival this one. True — beating a sitting Speaker is almost unheard of. But ’94 was also the year of a giant GOP wave and Foley lost very narrowly. Cantor’s race is sui generis in an election season where establishment Republicans have done well against tea partiers. And he’s not losing narrowly. He’s getting obliterated.

Update: I know you’re wondering, but rest easy. Virginia does have a “sore loser” law.

Update: You ready for this? Cantor’s own internal polling had him up 62/28.

Update: Tough call for Obama now. At first blush, there’s nothing stopping him at this point from issuing his long-awaited executive order on deportations tomorrow. No sense waiting any longer; the House isn’t going to pass anything on amnesty anymore. But the Cantor earthquake is so surprising that maybe even Democrats are leery now of having O make any sudden moves on the topic. If the House majority leader’s mild support for DREAM was enough to get him swamped at the polls by conservatives, what happens to Democrats in November if Obama doubles down on amnesty with an executive order?

Update: Game over. The upset of the century, so far.

Only one thing left to do now.


Robot libido by sabotage

Update: So, who’s the new House majority leader? Kevin McCarthy? Caucus might feel obliged to push someone more conservative after this, a la Jeb Hensarling or Jim Jordan.

Update: Good point from Sean Davis:

Establishment Republicans would have been comfortable with Cantor replacing Boehner. Now that there’s a chance that Boehner’s successor will be significantly more conservative than him, there’ll be heavy pressure on him to stick around until someone more moderate can creep up the ranks.

Possible compromise candidate: Paul Ryan?

Update: This upset may have ended more than just the near-term prospects for immigration reform. Hmmmmm:

Update: See why I thought Cantor would win by 30?

Update: Now this is interesting. Did Brat get help from anti-Cantor Democrats?

Update: Minor problem with the “Operation Chaos” theory of Brat’s upset, says Leon Wolf:

If Democrats were capable of mounting a significant effort against Cantor in the GOP primary, they’d have a serious candidate waiting for Brat in the general. They don’t. The Dem nominee is token opposition.

Update: Meanwhile, as predicted, Lindsey Graham topped 50 percent tonight, winning his primary without a runoff. How did Grahamnesty pull that off while Cantor got swamped over immigration?

Update: More pushback to the “Operation Chaos” theory from Wasserman:

Update: The White House has released its spin for the evening. You ready?

A spokesman for President Obama rushed to assure House Republicans that Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) didn’t actually lose because of his gestures toward Democrats on immigration reform.

“Cantor’s problem wasn’t his position on immigration reform, it was his lack of a position,” Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer tweeted, citing the success of Senator Lindsay Graham (R., S.C.). “Graham wrote and passed a bill and is winning big.”

Tonight was … a win for amnesty?

Update: An eeyore like me can’t resist some pessimism amid a hugely exciting upset, so here’s a scenario for you. What if Boehner decides to retire anyway, and he and Cantor decide to go ahead and ram amnesty through this summer with token GOP support (30 votes or so) plus 190 Democrats? Cantor’s got nothing left to lose now.


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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!?!?!

dforston on June 10, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I’ve been watching the Cantor race. Like others, I’m a bit cynical, but it’s still nice to see Cantor trailing.

Come on, Brat!

Mark Boabaca on June 10, 2014 at 7:27 PM

anotherJoe on June 10, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Oh my gosh…… he’s winning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cat_owner on June 10, 2014 at 7:27 PM

As I’ve said before, the tea party is big around here. Everyone I know is voting for Brat.

MT on June 10, 2014 at 7:27 PM

bazil9 on June 10, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I visited my sister-in-law the vet. Of course I have a drink for you.

cozmo on June 10, 2014 at 7:28 PM

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!?!?!

dforston on June 10, 2014 at 7:27 PM

YES! YES! YES!!

cat_owner on June 10, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I pulled for Bill Connor

jake-the-goose on June 10, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I’d vote for Alvin Greene over Graham.

besser tot als rot on June 10, 2014 at 7:29 PM

reminds me of California..
ask ow if he would like to have one of those two RINO kickbacks
or another term of Boxer & Feinstein..

going2mars on June 10, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Boxer, Feinstein, Pelosi, Brown…
Lawd, I really want term limits for this state… never going to happen.

31giddyup on June 10, 2014 at 7:29 PM

That doofus Carl Cameron just had a useless report on the primary races. Fox needs to dump that clown.

BuckeyeSam on June 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I cannot wait to see Cantor retired…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

cozmo on June 10, 2014 at 7:26 PM

And that’s a problem…why?

annoyinglittletwerp on June 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

The biggest House upset … ever?

HUMPBOT!! HUMPBOT!! HUMPBOT!! HUMPBOT!! HUMPBOT!!

Bitter Clinger on June 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Can we get a humpbot if Cantor goes down?

Mark1971 on June 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Called wife’s family in Chesterfield Co. today to make sure they weren’t voting for that huckster Cantor.

besser tot als rot on June 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Why couldn’t Graham’s opponents decide that one should go for it?

BuckeyeSam on June 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

These plates are on my car and seems like 1/10 others these days. Cantor’s going down.

MT on June 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

cozmo on June 10, 2014 at 7:23 PM

you have had a long history of great state leaders..
compared with some of the losers that win up here..
take cruz… I doubt he could win anything state wide in Michigan..
Detroit just wouldn’t cotton to the man… if I can say that..

going2mars on June 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Let’s save the humpbot for November!

terryannonline on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Did I even imply that it was a problem?

cozmo on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Ace HQ just gave Brat the check mark!!!

dforston on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Care to join in this booth here in the back?

cozmo on June 10, 2014 at 7:24 PM

As long as you got a drink for me. ;)
*chillin with Coz*

bazil9 on June 10, 2014 at 7:26 PM

…careful!…his booth…is by the mud wrestling pit!

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Reuters Politics @ReutersPolitics · 18h

Graham, Cantor face Tea Party challenges in Republican primaries http://reut.rs/1l2PmiN
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Graham, Cantor face Tea Party challenges in Republican primaries

By John Whitesides

WASHINGTON Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:02am EDT
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(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia are favored to fend off Tea Party challengers in Republican primaries on Tuesday, when voters in five states pick candidates for the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

The Graham and Cantor showdowns are the latest in a series of primary clashes between the conservative Tea Party movement and the Republican establishment this year. The Tea Party is seeking its first high-profile win after a string of losses.

It came close last week in Mississippi, when Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel fell just short of the majority needed for an outright win but forced six-term U.S. Senator Thad Cochran into a June 24 run-off.

Graham, a prominent foreign policy hawk who has angered some conservatives for his willingness to work with Democrats, hopes to avoid a run-off with the second-place finisher by capturing 50 percent of the vote in his crowded South Carolina primary.

He has moved aggressively to beat back a challenge from the right, touting his conservative credentials and spending more than $8.5 million since January 2013 in preparation for a primary race, according to fundraising figures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

A Clemson University poll last week showed Graham within reach of victory with about 49 percent of the likely primary vote and one-third of voters still undecided. That puts him well ahead of any of his six Tea Party challengers, who say Graham is not conservative enough, though they all languish in single digits.

The South Carolina field of challengers to Graham, a two-term U.S. senator, includes a minister, two lawyers and a state senator who gave away a handgun at a campaign event.

Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, also has been accused of not being conservative enough by his Tea Party challenger, David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College.

Like Graham, Cantor has responded aggressively and recently sent voters in his central Virginia district a mailer boasting of his efforts to kill House immigration legislation that would have offered what he called amnesty to undocumented workers.

Cantor spent $5 million during this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Brat spent about $122,000 during the same period.

The Graham and Cantor races highlight Tuesday’s primary voting. Virginia will also host another crowded primary battle in the heavily Democratic suburbs of Washington D.C., where seven candidates are seeking to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Representative Jim Moran.

Primaries are also scheduled on Tuesday in Maine, Nevada and North Dakota.

(Reporting by John Whitesides; Editing by Dan Grebler)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/us-usa-elections-idUSKBN0EL08C20140610?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=574655

canopfor on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

KICK THIS TROLL OUT OF OFFICE ! !

TX-96 on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

CANTOR LOSES!!!!!!!

Time to start spinning this right. The amnesty pushers better run for the hills!

anotherJoe on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Let’s save the humpbot for November!

terryannonline on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

You’re just bitter that Cantor’s losing.

Bitter Clinger on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

I like Graham and Cantor. Sue me!

terryannonline on June 10, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Ok, will do!

What do you like about Cantor? Graham has some talent at least. Cantor is worse than Boehner or McConnell in my opinion.

non-nonpartisan on June 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

The House majority leader could be going down — in a primary. Biggest House upset ever?

It’s still fun to be alive.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

AoS called for Brat?!

besser tot als rot on June 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Eric Cantor is in on life support early in VA-7.

Please Virginia send this amnesty pimp to the curb, and put the fear of the fed-up American people into the rest of these lawless traitors!

AZCoyote on June 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Ace HQ just gave Brat the check mark!!!

dforston on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Pretty sure that means that he’s leading, right?

It says only 37.86% reporting.

Mark Boabaca on June 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

I like Graham and Cantor. Sue me!

terryannonline on June 10, 2014 at 7:07 PM

You like Rubio too. You’re just not very smart.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Update: Cantor in deep trouble early
=====================================

Political IceBergs ahoy,…ahead!
(sarc)

canopfor on June 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Ace HQ just gave Brat the check mark!!!

dforston on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

HOLY SH……………

Bitter Clinger on June 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

I moved it. It is now in the wrastlin’ pit.

cozmo on June 10, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Sadly, this episode will not deter the establishments quest for amnesty. They’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more illegals.

Mark1971 on June 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!?!?!

dforston on June 10, 2014 at 7:27 PM

…I’m peaking!

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

The House majority leader could be going down — in a primary. Biggest House upset ever?

You betcha!!!!!

cat_owner on June 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

CANTOR LOSES!!!!!!!

I guess VA-7 called Cantor’s bluff. ;)

Bitter Clinger on June 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Isn’t Virginia all about Richmond and Fairfax County?

jake-the-goose on June 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

31giddyup on June 10, 2014 at 7:29 PM

that is my point..
you would gladly trade B&F for Cantor and Graham wouldn’t you?
I know I’d give you both of my Senators..

going2mars on June 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I like Graham and Cantor. Sue me!

terryannonline on June 10, 2014 at 7:07 PM

It’s okay to be wrong. Just don’t be obnoxious about it like … Graham and Cantor.

besser tot als rot on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

55 Brat. 44 Cantor

Brock Robamney on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

58.01% (Brat) to 41.99% (Cantor)

:O

Holy … !!!!!!!

Mark Boabaca on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Right now, I just don’t see where Cantor (R) can make up his 58%-42% deficit. This would be the biggest House upset I’ve ever seen.

If it holds, I’m getting drunk.

Brat up over 6,000 votes and leads 55% to 44% with 52% reporting.

xblade on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Graham – a runaway winner – very early 78%

jake-the-goose on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

These plates are on my car and seems like 1/10 others these days. Cantor’s going down.

MT on June 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Brother, you rock.

msupertas on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

AP should put Humpbot and Melting Bunny on standby, just to be safe.

Christien on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Is this really happening?

Seriously?

If Cantor goes down I suspect that Immigration will collapse on itself. There would be no bigger message to the GOP on that issue than taking out the leader in the House.

Then again…..the GOP do seem to find ways to shoot their own foot off virtually at every turn.

Blu3Yeti on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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canopfor on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

If Cantor loses can we retain the seat with his opponent?

sandee on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

All I really hoped for was that Cantor could be kept under 50% which would be an embarrassment. I thought it was too much to hope for for Cantor to win in a very close race let alone lose. Should Cantor be defeated due to supporting amnesty that will make my year. It should also put the fear of god into the GOP.

Hera on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Dave Wasserman from Cook Political just called it Brat too. He knows his stuff too.

Cantor is done!

dforston on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Ace HQ just gave Brat the check mark!!!

dforston on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

I’m a little superstitious. Please don’t call this too soon!

LilyBart on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Show of hands, House Republicans: Who’s up for passing amnesty this summer now?

Boehner and Ryan’s hands just shot up.

besser tot als rot on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller

Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 37s

RT @shiracenter: RT @DKElections: Cantor outspent Brat $993k to $76k in last seven weeks. Not a typo. #VA07

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Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 1m

Brat 57.9%, Cantor 42.1%; 52% reporting in VA 7th District GOP House primary. http://politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/virginia/ … #election2014

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Retweeted by Zeke Miller
Dave Wasserman @Redistrict · 4m

Right now, I just don’t see where Cantor (R) can make up his 58%-42% deficit. This would be the biggest House upset I’ve ever seen. #VA07

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Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 34s

RT @JWGOP: Somewhere John Boehner is lighting a candle.

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Sean Trende @SeanTrende · 27s

I’m just looking at the SBE website, trying to figure out how Cantor makes this up. Richmond City is really the only hope.

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Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 1m

RT @Redistrict: #VA07 Cantor (R) badly needs big margins in Richmond City & Henrico, but right now it’s far from clear that will be enough..

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canopfor on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Okay Cozmo..now I really am stunned!

bazil9 on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Cantor crashing and burning would ease the sting from some other defeats we have endured.

Watched a clip from last month where he was trying to lecture the crowd about his awesomeless and they were having none of it. All of these pols are insulated, rare that you can meet them face to face. Yet Cantor was talking at the crowd at this little assembly, not talking with. Claimed it was just rumors and innuendoes that he is an a-hole.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

No to amnesty

Vote will not see the light of day
Melikey

cmsinaz on June 10, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Buh Bye Cantor

Brock Robamney on June 10, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Time to start spinning this right. The amnesty pushers better run for the hills!

anotherJoe on June 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM

…the politburo press will give credit to the demorats strategy…for ‘targeting’ repubican leaders.

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 3s

RT @daveweigel: There’s no Dem on the ballot in #VA07. Dude missed the filing deadline.

canopfor on June 10, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Boehner must be hitting the boubon bottle hard tonight. I’ll bet he’s chain-smoked 6 cartons already.

Bitter Clinger on June 10, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Half precincts are in and total votes so far is 50,000… which is ALOT for a primary. May have some Democrats in there.

dforston on June 10, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Cantor will now go to work for Goldman Sachs and make 100 times what he is now.

Mark1971 on June 10, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Wow…I’m actually feeling proud to be a Republican…this can’t be real…

blue13326 on June 10, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Show of hands, House Republicans: Who’s up for passing amnesty this summer now?

Go ahead, Republicans, make my day.

Mark Boabaca on June 10, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Does Paul Ryan have a primary opponent?

Mark1971 on June 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Boehner and Ryan’s hands just shot up.

besser tot als rot on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

…I don’t think…it was their hands!

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

This is an awesome forum to watch results spoken of.

The passion is great stuff

jake-the-goose on June 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

How’s Fox going to spin this one?

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

What’s that I hear…

Americans pissed off with dirt poor politicians like Killary…

Electrongod on June 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Lsm to begin the palinization of brat in 5….4….3…..

cmsinaz on June 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Sadly, this episode will not deter the establishments quest for amnesty. They’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more illegals.

Mark1971 on June 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idO3VjT8sjk

BuckeyeSam on June 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

jake-the-goose on June 10, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Well, even if Cantor only gets a pants filling scare, I am happy.

bazil9 on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

And the night is still young…

cozmo on June 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

cat_owner on June 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anotherJoe on June 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

How’s Fox going to spin this one?

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

They’ll pretend to support conservatives for a few hours, I suspect.

besser tot als rot on June 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Cantor crashing and burning would ease the sting from some other defeats we have endured.

Watched a clip from last month where he was trying to lecture the crowd about his awesomelness and they were having none of it. All of these pols are insulated, rare that you can meet them face to face. Yet Cantor was talking at the crowd at this little assembly, not talking with. Claimed it was just rumors and innuendoes that he is an a-hole.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

He completely comes off as a smarmy a-hole. Not only that, he seems rather unintelligent, too. He is one of the very worst Repubs.

non-nonpartisan on June 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Don’t mess with Richmond conservatives.

MT on June 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Yahoo!!!!

cmsinaz on June 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Show of hands, House Republicans: Who’s up for passing amnesty this summer now?

Noone, except terryannonline.

Go sanity!

Look at Drudge and diseases and etc.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I went for Bill Connor – may I ask how you voted?

jake-the-goose on June 10, 2014 at 6:39 PM

I went with Det Bowers. I think he’s dead last.

AUINSC on June 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Come on Virginia, you can do this!

Drudge currently has a headline about how Valerie Jarrett has been holding secret meetings with illegal alien activists. She is probably the one who has been coordinating this recent invasion from the White House. Congress needs to haul her ass down to the Hill and make her testify.

AZCoyote on June 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I think this is the biggest political upset in my lifetime. Brat was outspent $8 mil to $100,000..

Huge props to Laura Ingram & Mark Levin WOW!!!!!!!

Danielvito on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I went with Det Bowers. I think he’s dead last.

AUINSC on June 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Graham is a monster – he may take 65%

jake-the-goose on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

First someone has to let them know it happened. Biggest upset of all time and they haven’t even menteioned it.

cat_owner on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Is this for real???

Jack_Burton on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

#yougotyourasskickedcantor

msupertas on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Just heard this on Levin … AWESOME!

Smegley on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Graham will win even in a runoff.

SC.Charlie on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

topdawg on June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Love how pre vote the liberal fox media was telling us cantor had this in the bag. So out of touch w/the grassroots!

Danielvito on June 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Cantor will now go to work for Goldman Sachs and make 100 times what he is now.

Mark1971 on June 10, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I’m good with that.

With the spanking he is getting, he’ll need one of those stand up desks.

cozmo on June 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Update: Cantor outspent Brat by about 14 to one over the last few weeks. I’m honestly speechless. This is a political earthquake.

Can we retire the “tea party is dead” storyline now?

Amen, brother!!!

And if McDaniel closes the deal on Cochran……that’ll seal it.

Bitter Clinger on June 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I’m really sorry, but the entire crop of contenders for replacing Graham is weak. Give me a Ted Cruz or a Mike Lee and I’ll vote for him in a heartbeat. The #1 contender, Lee Bright, doesn’t even have a college degree. I voted for Graham in the primary. The Tea Party needs to produce some better candidates than this.

Jackal on June 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

cat_owner

Looks like you were right, cat. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so happy about being wrong, lol.

56.9 to 43.1 with 60% reporting.

xblade on June 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

AZCoyote on June 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

If Brat wins I guarantee it will be THE headline on Drudge.

Wigglesworth on June 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I hope Cantor cries during his concession speech.

Mark1971 on June 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Is there really that big a of an illegal immigration in Richmond, Virginia? Really?!?

terryannonline on June 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

obama, with his illegal border crossings, disease-bringing, child-trade, etc. killed Cantor.

Does it get any better than this?

The TEA party is dead, really.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

CANTOR CAN EAT IT!!!

portlandon on June 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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