Cantor Primary Rival: I Will Fight to Repeal Obamacare, Oppose Immigration Reform
4:32 PM, Jun 2, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Dave Brat, a college professor challenging House majority leader Eric Cantor in next week's Republican primary in Virginia, has a 60-second ad touting his conservative credentials.
"I will fight to defund and repeal Obamacare. I will fight to stop the reckless spending in Washington. I will fight to stop amnesty for illegal immigrants," says Brat, matter-of-factly. "Eric Cantor voted to fund Obamcare. He voted to give President Obama a clean debt ceiling increase in this past January, and he is pushing for amnesty for illegal immigrants." Watch the ad below:
Does Brat have a chance against Cantor? The Washington Post reported last month that the Tea Party-backed challenger was "gaining momentum," despite Cantor outraising Brat 50 to 1.
Still, Cantor appears to be taking the challenge seriously. Breitbart reports that the majority leader spent close to $1 million of his campaign money between April 1 and May 21. And despite making some noises earlier this year about pushing for an immigration reform bill in the House, Cantor is now mailing out campaign fliers against the "Obama-Reid plan" for amnesty for illegal immigrants.