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