Feedback
Politics

Eric Cantor Blew $168K at Steak Houses; Brat Spent $122K Overall

Eric Cantor's reelection campaign spent more at steak houses than opponent Dave Brat spent on his entire campaign.

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.

Sign up for breaking news alerts from NBC News

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.

2:31

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