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June 11th, 2014
04:43 PM ET

Meet the Brat who felled the Majority Leader

(CNN) – Before the double-digit annihilation last night, many had assumed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor would one day take over as House Speaker.

Cantor challenger, Dave Brat, 'shocked' as results rolled in

Now, he's been usurped by a guy who had just two paid staffers, ran his campaign on a flip phone, and was described by one student on RateMyProfessors.com as "total eye candy."

Who exactly is David Brat?

CNN's Joe Johns reports.

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