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Cantor Faces Primary Challenge by Brat

Today 7th District Republican Congressman Eric Cantor faces the first serious primary challenger since his election to Congress in 2000, from economist and Tea Party favorite David Brat. Though he’s been outraised by more than 10 to 1, Brat has picked up momentum calling Cantor the most liberal Republican in Congress on immigration reform.

The Majority Leader has expressed support for a pathway to citizenship for the children of those who came into the country illegally as well as the Enlist Act, which grants citizenship to those unlawfully present in the country if they serve in the military. While the votes exist to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, Cantor, who schedules the agenda in the House of Representatives, has yet to call it to the floor for a vote.