Wednesday, June 11, 2014
House Majority Leader Loses In GOP Primary To Tea Party Candidate
Eric Cantor's loss in the GOP primary ranks as one of the biggest upsets in electoral history. He was ahead in the polls, and he outspent his opponent by a wide margin. Its hard to understand how one of the most conservative leaders in the House could lose a primary to a relatively unknown candidate who claimed that Cantor was not conservative enough. Immigration reform appears to be the issue that decided the outcome. Cantor was accused of supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants. Cantor denied the accusation but he did not convince the Republicans in his district. This upset in the US was as surprising as the performance of protest parties in the European elections. They also campaigned against immigration.