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If Dave Brat had money for TV ads, he would probably be talking about these issues. If he had money for TV ads, he would probably be talking about how the national debt and government spending have soared under Eric Cantor’s watch. He would probably talk about how Cantor has been somewhat less than useless to the conservative cause in Washington. He would probably talk about how Cantor, instead of being a leader, has embraced John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag of surrender.

If Dave Brat had money for ads, he would probably talk about how Eric Cantor’s top political objective is amnesty. That is something that does not sit well with the conservative base.

This Saturday, Republicans in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District will hold their convention and elect a chairman for the district. The race for district chairman pits Cantor’s hand-picked henchman against a man who is backed by tea party and liberty activists throughout the district.

The results will be interesting and may foretell what will happen in the primary in June.

In the meantime, conservative voters in Cantor’s district keep asking, “If he is such a good congressman, why does he have to lie?”