In a shock to the political establishment, Republican Dave Brat has ousted Virginia Representative Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader. Brat's stunning victory comes as a surprise to the political establishment across the nation and in D.C.
David Brat, a tea party activist and professor, scored one of the biggest upsets in political history Tuesday when he defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary to represent Virginia's 7th District.
Brat's campaign website crashed in the immediate aftermath of the news. Below, more about his background.