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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 09:10 PM CDT

I fired up the laptop to post a blog item on stuff like the EPA waters of the U.S. rule ask the Spurs took a nice lead early in the NBA Finals.

Then, -- Wow! House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Virginia Republican primary to a tea party-backed economic professor named David Brat. As the New York Times wrote, Cantor "soundly" lost to Brat 55.5% to 44.5%.

Nobody can immediately recall a party leader losing in a primary. House Speaker Tom Foley, a Democrat, got swept out in 1994 by a little-known Republican. That's the closest loss that comes ...

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