In a stunning upset, the second-highest ranking Republican in the House lost his primary challenge to tea party-backed economics professor Brat, who became the GOP nominee for Virginia’s 7th congressional district.
According to FEC campaign finance data, Cantor's campaign spent $168,637 in 17 payments to both Bobby Van's Steak House and BLT Steak up until May 21.
Brat's campaign had spent a total of $122,793 in that same amount of time.
Until May 21, Cantor's campaign had raised $5,447,290 and spent $5,026,626. Brat raised a total of $206,663.
- Frank Thorp V