Catch of the Day: Eric Cantor's Companions in Defeat

Members of the House really have to go out of their way to fail to be renominated.
Did Eric Cantor's leadership role cost him the primary? 

A Catch to Aaron Blake at the Fix for his quick write-up of the four House incumbents who managed to lose primaries this year. As Blake points out, yesterday's defeat of scandal-plagued Massachusetts Democrat John Tierney belongs with the thoroughly predictable and understandable losses of an accidental Michigan Republican, Kerry Bentivolio, and an aged Texas Republican, Ralph Hall. Members of the House really have to go out of their way to fail to be renominated.

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