Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGeraldo on Bolton: It's about time Trump hired 'a man with a mustache' The Hill's 12:30 Report Kelly names Kushner ally deputy chief of staff MORE thinks House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorGOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House Feehery: The governing party 'Release the memo' — let's stop pretending that Democrats are the defenders of the FBI MORE’s (R-Va.) historic primary loss last week was more about local campaigns than politics.

“This has a lot to do with the effectiveness of relative campaigns,” Romney said Sunday, during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

While Cantor’s loss to Tea Party candidate and Randolph-Macon College professor David Brat reflects concerns about policies — specifically immigration reform, which was a focus of Brat’s campaign — it does not necessarily reflect nationwide trends, Romney said.

He pointed to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) overwhelming primary win in a race against multiple Tea Party candidates.

While a Tea Party candidate won in Virginia, the Tea Party movement “certainly didn’t drive what happened in South Carolina,” Romney said.

“You’re seeing different voices in different parts of the country,” he added.

Romney said that kind of debate will be good for the 2014 elections, which he said will likely to lead to Republicans taking back the Senate.