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The Eric Cantor political earthquake
June 11th, 2014
05:21 PM ET

The Eric Cantor political earthquake

It's the earthquake that rocked the GOP.

In a year when mainstream Republicans have mostly bested tea party-backed challengers, a little-known and little-funded tea party challenger in Virginia's 7th Congressional District pulled the upset of the year, defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by 10 percentage points.

"I think this is a scale eight earthquake. I think it will shock the Washington establishment; it will shock the House Republicans," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said. Full story

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter are joined by Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity and Kiki McLean, former Advisor to Hillary Clinton for President.

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