Cantor spent $6M on primary defeat
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Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorGOP faces tough battle to become 'party of health care' 737 crisis tests Boeing's clout in Washington House Republicans find silver lining in minority 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.