John Whitesides

Eric Cantor's National Profile Proved Toxic in Rural Virginia District

A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor’s stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party.

Eric Cantor Defeat 'Apocalyptic' for GOP Mainstream

The shocking defeat of Eric Cantor is an ‘apocalyptic’ moment for the Republican mainstream as Tea Party conservatives proved no one is safe from challenge.