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Meet David Brat, The Giant-Killer Who Knocked Off Eric Cantor

Who is , the slayer of a goliath of congressional politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor?

The man who is a 52-year-old, passionate, self-described "free-market, Milton Friedman economist" and a at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. In addition to economics, Brat has also taught ethics, a testament to having attended Princeton Theological Seminary, where he got a master's degree. He later earned a Ph.D. from American University.

Cantor tried to paint Brat as a liberal, but in reality he's anything but. Supported by Tea Party and grass-roots activists, at campaign stops and in interviews Brat would tick through the elements of what he stands for, what he calls the Republican "creed — free markets, equal protection under the law, fiscal responsibility, constitutional restraint, strong military and belief in God."

Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/06/11/320841955/meet-david-brat-the-giant-killer-who-knocked-off-eric-cantor

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