Cantor spent $6M on primary defeat

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Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorRyan seeks to avoid Boehner fate on omnibus GOPers fear trillion-dollar vote is inevitable Insiders dominate year of the outsider MORE (R-Va.) spent nearly $6 million on his primary loss, according to his newly filed Federal Election Commission report.

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Cantor lost in a shocking primary upset to professor Dave Brat, who raised and spent about $200,000 for the race. Brat has subsequently brought in double that amount.

Cantor still has close to $1.5 million in the bank. His campaign was criticized for, among other things, spending heavily on attack ads against Brat that boosted his name recognition.