Dave Brat's file:

Republican from Virginia

Dave Brat, chairman of the business and economics department at Randolph-Macon College, is opposing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a 2014 Republican primary for the 7th Congressional District seat. Brat, a midwestern native, has obtained a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in economics from American University. He began teaching at Randolph-Macon in 1996. Brat served two Governors on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists. He was president of the Virginia Association of Economists.

Recent statements involving Dave Brat

Eric Cantor "voted to fully fund Obamacare in October."

Recent stories featuring Dave Brat

PunditFact confirms steakhouse claim about Eric Cantor's campaign:

PunditFact couldn’t resist a juicy claim about Eric Cantor’s steakhouse spending. We can’t either.

A look back at fact-checks from Eric Cantor's primary loss:

The Republican primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday stunned the political world. Here are a few of the fact checks our colleagues at PolitiFact Virginia did from his race.

PolitiFact had a ringside seat for Dave Brat's upset of Eric Cantor:

So thorough was Brat's victory that he won 53 percent of the vote in Henrico County -- Cantor's home and an area he has reresented either in the state legislature or Congress since 1992. 

PolitiFact Virginia looked at a number claims made during the Brat-Cantor primary. Here's what we found:

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