GOP Primary Challenger: Cantor's Attack Ads Are 'Unbelievable'

Friday, 06 Jun 2014 06:04 PM

By Courtney Coren

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Economics college professor Dave Brat, who is challenging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican Primary on Tuesday, says that the attacks ads Cantor has launched against him are "unbelievable."

Cantor launched an attack ad against Brat, saying that he worked as an economic adviser to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine when he served as governor in the Old Dominion, but Brat said that he was happy to set the record straight on Newsmax TV on Friday.

"I worked on a revenue estimate panel that meets once a year and on that basis Eric Cantor put together that ad campaign," Brat told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum."

"I was on that committee with every other major Republican in the state . . . and every Republican business titan  as well as Eric Cantor's major donor," the Randolph-Macon College professor explained. "So he's making this thing up out of whole cloth, he spent a million dollars on that ad, just running – and that's not the worst of it."

"He sent out a flyer last week having me push grandma off the cliff on social security cuts — he can't even name my social security plan or find it," he added.

"It's unbelievable."

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Brat said that some of Cantor's tactics are starting to backfire on the House Majority Leader and that "the grassroots is fired up."

"His team knows they're morally in the wrong across the board, and so none of his supporters are on fire because they know they got a bad horse so everyone's switching horses," he explained.

"We're going to have a win on Tuesday and I honestly believe that," Brat added.

The economics college professor said that Cantor "used to be conservative, he used to do the conservative votes, be fiscally responsible, but the last few years, he's got his eye on that speakership, and he's changed course."

Brat notes that he has garnered a lot of support from national figures such as radio talk show hosts Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and Glenn Beck.

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