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Tea party rejoicing at Cantor's defeat


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Still in shock at the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, his colleagues are offering post mortems and hoping it's not contagious.

Cantor lost his Virginia primary bid for an eighth term to a newcomer, tea party-backed professor David Brat.

New York Republican Peter King says he worries that supporters of tea party favorites like Sen. Ted Cruz will use Cantor's defeat "as an excuse" to shut down government.

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