Dave Brat’s stunning upset over Eric Cantor didn’t just surprise many political insiders – Brat himself seemed stunned by the win.
“Just an unbelievable miracle,” he told Fox News just hours after his victory. Brat defeated Cantor, the House majority leader, 56 percent to 44 percent in Virginia’s seventh congressional district’s Republican primary on Tuesday.
Crediting his faith in God, Brat said voters are ready for “some major changes in this country.”
“The American people know the country is heading in the wrong direction: The debt and deficits, the economic growth is terrible, the regulatory burden is terrible,” he explained. “The representation in D.C. won’t address those major issues.”