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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Another target for the Democrats is what that means. Depending on the level of nuttery of this particular candidate.
    What is it Dunce... no, I'm sorry Deuce. Bratt is an econ Professor at the same college at which his Dem opponent works(ed).... Both academics at the same institution, not much biographical fodder there.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Virginia has open primaries. Rasmussen had Cantor with a 34-point lead.

    My guess: Democrats turned out in droves to vote for the other guy.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    That's possible, that is if Virginia has open primaries like we have here in Georgia. VA-7, Cantor was rated solid/safe for november, I wonder if the election of Brat will change that rating?
    There are open primaries. Im guessing Brat is going to cruise to victory. The 7th generally doesn't even have a candidate against Cantor. I think the Libertarian will pose a bigger problem then the Democrats.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Virginia has open primaries. Rasmussen had Cantor with a 34-point lead.

    My guess: Democrats turned out in droves to vote for the other guy.
    So they can make good decisions now and then...

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    I want to see the turnout and the vote totals before I comment. I did not follow this race.


    They said that turnout was very low..

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    If you didn't like Cantor... just wait. Another Ted Cruz just elected. The Tea Party in Congress has one response to anything... No. They don't have alternative ideas or stand for anything. All they do is stand against things.

    This is a sad day for the GOP.

    You know that Virginia is an Open Primary state where anyone, regardless of political affiliation, can vote in any primary? In other words, Democrats could have come out to vote against Cantor in the Republican Primary. That should not be legal. It has to be an infringement on the First Amendment Right of GOP voters that Democrats can vote in their primary, or vice versa. Hell, isn't that what the General Election is for?
    VA is an open primary state, I would be curious how many Dems voted for him. I am sure some did. As for Dems voting in in GOP primaries, Umm no that is not a 1st amendment issue.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    those in this VA district are naive DA's. you just lost your influence in congress. no one will listen to this guy!!

    just plain stupid by the voters.
    Not at all. When a party leader is nothing more than a guy who tries to walk in the middle of the road pleasing everyone without any guiding principals, he deserves to get bounced. Cantor seemed a little slow and more than willing to do as he was told, no leadership qualities at all.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    They said that turnout was very low..
    One link stated it was higher in 2012?!?!. Has anyone seen actual numbers?

    Also I don't think the winner can count on all the Cantor voters going for him.

    MSNBC is saying turn out was high?!?!
    Last edited by voyager1; 06-10-14 at 10:14 PM. Reason: added MSNBC sentence

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    If you didn't like Cantor... just wait. Another Ted Cruz just elected. The Tea Party in Congress has one response to anything... No. They don't have alternative ideas or stand for anything. All they do is stand against things.

    This is a sad day for the GOP.

    You know that Virginia is an Open Primary state where anyone, regardless of political affiliation, can vote in any primary? In other words, Democrats could have come out to vote against Cantor in the Republican Primary. That should not be legal. It has to be an infringement on the First Amendment Right of GOP voters that Democrats can vote in their primary, or vice versa. Hell, isn't that what the General Election is for?
    Same way things work in my state. I actually like it because if I had to register with a party, I'd probably register as a democrat. Problem is most races I vote in I know the GOP candidate will win the general election, and there is no real point voting in the democratic primary other than deciding which person will lose by 40 points. So I often vote in the GOP primary and pick the candidate there that I prefer.

    In a way, though, I do agree that party members should elect party candidates.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    There are open primaries. Im guessing Brat is going to cruise to victory. The 7th generally doesn't even have a candidate against Cantor. I think the Libertarian will pose a bigger problem then the Democrats.
    Interesting, Sarvis ended up with about 7% of the vote up there last year. That is about the same as some Libertarian candidates down here in Georgia get at times.
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