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David Brat's upset win in a GOP primary earlier this year over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor with a much smaller budget may have caused a "minirevolution" in political spending, encouraging others to look into more grass-roots advertising on the Internet. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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** FILE ** House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., pauses during a news conference on the payroll tax cut on Capitol Hill on in this Dec. 22, 2011, file photo taken in Washington. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, that Cantor says he will step down Aug. 18 to make sure constituents have a voice during the "consequential" lame-duck session. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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Ghostbuster Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va..

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. takes questions from reporters about the stunning primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., Thursday, June 12, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The California Democrat said she’s hopeful that the House can still move on issues like an immigration overhaul, despite concerns that Cantor’s departure could drive House Republicans further to the right, possibly making compromise less likely. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. takes questions from reporters about the stunning primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., Thursday, June 12, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The California Democrat said she’s hopeful that the House can still move on issues like an immigration overhaul, despite concerns that Cantor’s departure could drive House Republicans further to the right, possibly making compromise less likely. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. takes questions from reporters about the stunning primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., Thursday, June 12, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The California Democrat said she’s hopeful that the House can still move on issues like an immigration overhaul, despite concerns that Cantor’s departure could drive House Republicans further to the right, possibly making compromise less likely. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia speak about repealing President Barack Obama's health care law at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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In this June 11, 2014, photo, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Cantor’s startling primary loss throws into stark relief the reason Republicans find themselves paralyzed by immigration. The policy most party leaders agree is best for the GOP’s future is risky for the vast majority of House Republicans seeking re-election in the fall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Michael Steele, chairman of GOPAC and former lieutenant governor of Maryland, says that the recently defeated Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia would make a fine chairman of the Republican National Convention, a position Mr. Steele himself once occupied. (associated press)

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, appears to have the inside track to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, as the House Majority Leader now that Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, has dropped out of the running. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on the reasons behind Eric Cantor's defeat by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

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Illustration on the reasons behind Eric Cantor's defeat by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was upset in the Virginia Republican primary Tuesday, supported the three-pronged approach of traditional public schooling, public charter schooling and vouchers for nonpublic schools. (associated press)

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, appears to have the inside track to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, as the House Majority Leader now that Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, has dropped out of the running. (Associated Press)

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, appears to have the inside track to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, as the House Majority Leader now that Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, has dropped out of the running. (Associated Press)

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was upset in the Virginia Republican primary Tuesday, supported the three-pronged approach of traditional public schooling, public charter schooling and vouchers for nonpublic schools. (associated press)

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was upset in the Virginia Republican primary Tuesday, supported the three-pronged approach of traditional public schooling, public charter schooling and vouchers for nonpublic schools. (associated press)

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Following his defeat in the Virginia primary Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., tells reporters he intends to resign his leadership post at the end of July, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Cantor lost to tea party challenger David Brat, who campaigned in opposition of loosening immigration laws. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Dave Brat, right, is congratulated by Johnny Wetlaufer after Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)

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Dave Brat is congratulated by a supporter after defeating Republican Congressman Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for the 7th Congressional District in Virginia on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Henrico, Va. Less than 24 hours after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat, House Republicans are jockeying for leadership positions. Officials say Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California is telling fellow Republicans he plans to run to succeed Cantor, and Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas is also signaling he's interested. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)