FreedomWorks for America Congratulates Dave Brat on Grassroots Upset in Virginia

Eric Cantor fails to win the GOP primary to grassroots candidate

Washington, DC- FreedomWorks for America congratulates Dave Brat on his grassroots upset in Virginia’s seventh congressional district. Eric Cantor failed to win his primary, leaving an opening in the party leadership and sending a strong statement from the grassroots.

FreedomWorks for America President Matt Kibbe commented, “Congratulations to Dave Brat on his huge upset. The statement from the grassroots could not be any clearer. It doesn’t matter what office you hold or how powerful you are. If you lose touch with activists on the ground, then your seat is in danger.”

“The grassroots are taking their seat back at the table and returning accountability to Washington. Votes on Capitol Hill will be heard back in the district. If you stop representing your voters, they will hold you accountable at the voting booth. We are proud to stand with Dave Brat in his election and look forward to working with him to reform Washington, D.C.”

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