It wasn’t even close. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, we can safely report that Tea Party congressional candidate David Brat – the guy who became somewhat of a legend last June when he unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary – is packing his bags for Washington. He earned 60.9% of the vote compared to his Democratic opponent, Jack Trammel, who earned only 36.9%.
Interestingly, both candidates are professors at the same university. So perhaps Brat’s easy-as-pie victory could make things, er, a little bit awkward in the faculty lounge this morning. Then again, Brat’s victory was never really in doubt. He hails from a safe Republican district.
Somewhere, wherever he is, I suspect Eric Cantor is wondering aloud how a relatively unknown and under-funded college professor named David Brat got the best of him.