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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:49 pm

Are more heads going to be put on a roll by voters because of our dysfunctional Congress? The defeat in a primary of the second-most powerful man in the House of Representatives, Republican Eric Cantor, in a primary election may be a warning sign. A conservative, Cantor was not conservative enough to satisfy some voters, according to political observers.

Cantor was defeated by an economics professor, David Brat, who was underfunded and a darling of the tea party. It may be that voters just wanted change due to the unsettled conditions in Congress, which is considered a “do nothing” body by many people, rather than being devotees of the tea party.

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