Dave Brat made national headlines earlier this month when he unseated incumbent House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Brat's defeat of Cantor in Virginia's 7th congressional district surprised everyone outside of Brat's camp. Now Brat will turn his sights to a November election in a decidedly Republican district. The Washington Examiner's Betsy Woodruff interviewed the Republican earlier this week.
Brat's surprising June 10 victory over Cantor proved that no incumbent in 2014 is safe as a growing dissatisfaction with Congress continues to sweep across the country. In this episode of Backstory, Washington Examiner reporters Steve Doty and Betsy Woodruff discuss the Brat campaign, why he isn't fully embracing the Tea Party movement and what comes next as a November election looms.