The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Yesterday House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost his Virginia primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP
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A little-known and under-funded tea party challenger crushed Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning upset in a Republican primary election, denying the second-most-powerful man in the U.S. House of Representatives a place on the November ballot and riding a wave of conservative anger over calls to loosen immigration laws.Conservative tea party candidates had not fared well in this year's primary elections to choose candidates for the November general election. Brat and his supporters in the tea party were triumphant."This is a miracle from God," Brat said.But as he looked ahead to November's elections, Brat declined to spell out policy specifics.Brat raised over $200,000 for his campaign, while Cantor spent more than $1 million in April and May alone to try to beat back his challenge.
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