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Was immigration reform the key to Eric Cantor's loss?




House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol June 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Leader Cantor spoke to the media after attending a closed meeting with House Republicans.  In an unexpected upset, Cantor was later defeated by Tea Party challenger David Brat in Virginia's congressional primary.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol June 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Leader Cantor spoke to the media after attending a closed meeting with House Republicans. In an unexpected upset, Cantor was later defeated by Tea Party challenger David Brat in Virginia's congressional primary.
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In a surprise upset last night, Tea Party candidate David Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's primary election.

Cantor raised almost $5 .5 million dollars for the campaign, compared to the $200,000 raised by his competitor, Brat. Some speculators say it was Brat's fierce opposition to immigration reform which clinched his victory, but that might not be an entirely accurate assessment.

Here to explain is Seung Min Kim, who covers immigration and congress for Politico.