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First things . . . Richard Falknor on 11 Jun 2014 06:18 pm

VA-10: Can GOP Nominee Comstock Learn From Dave Brat’s Win?

“And we have this Republican creed in Virginia in that the only problem with the Republican principles is no one’s following them. First one is a commitment to free markets. We don’t have any free markets in this country anymore, right? And then equal treatment under the law, and fiscal responsibility, constitutional adherence, peace through strong defense, and then faith in God, and strong moral fiber. That’s what I ran on, the Republican creed. But the press is just always out to have these exciting stories to sell papers. And the people actually do care about policy. When you’re serious — I give 30-minute stump speeches on policy, and the press made fun of me.”  — David Brat (via Hannity — but listen to the entire interview)

Barbara Comstock, the Republican nominee for Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District, touted Eric Cantor as one of her supporters here in 2009 when she was running for the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 34th District.

Horatius Brat Topples The Establishment From The Bridge

Horatius Brat Keeps The GOP Establishment Off The Bridge To Virginia’s 7th District (Heritage-Hist)

This year, the Majority Leader apparently was a significant attraction here (via the Washington Post’s Antonio Olivo) to her campaign–

“She secured backing early on from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) and other high-profile Republican leaders, support that allowed her campaign to bring in $780,000 since January.
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“On Saturday, the money poured into getting out the vote among a relatively small subset of highly motivated Republican voters paid off. . . .In Loudoun, Bruce Bowen said he chose Comstock because he’s worried the Republican party is imploding amid a nationwide battle for control between tea party conservatives and so-called ‘establishment Republicans’ such as Comstock.”

Mrs. Comstock also has donors here some of whom could symbolize what David Brat terms “the fissure between Main Street and Wall Street.”

Laura Ingraham spells out the national significance of David Brat’s win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor yesterday (via 

“‘This was a cataclysmic upending of the old Republican Guard.  A strong, substantive, passionate, earnest conservative flattened an arrogant, out of touch, two-faced, moderate Eric Cantor,’ Ingraham told Breitbart News shortly after the Associated Press declared Brat the victor.”

Conservative commentator Ingraham explained

“‘Cantor had a chance to lead the party in a conservative direction. But most just saw him as weak and ineffective.  If anything, he was leading the party away from conservatism.  The Brat Pack won the battle,’ Ingraham said.” (Highlighting Forum’s)

Breitbart’s Tony Lee underscored here a continuing theme in the Brat victory in his “Eric Cantor Primary Loss a Referendum Against Amnesty”–

“In the final weeks of the campaign, Brat made the race completely about amnesty and open borders, saying a vote for Cantor would be a vote for ‘open borders,’ and the seventh district primary would be the ‘last chance’ to stop amnesty.
Regarding amnesty legislation, voters told Cantor and Congress, ‘not so fast.’
After anti-amnesty Republican Ann Coulter endorsed Brat, Laura Ingraham, who has relentlessly fought for American workers against amnesty on her national radio program, campaigned for him last week. Brat said on Breitbart News Sunday that 700 people showed up to the event and some even parked in Cantor’s cul-de-sac.”

Can Mrs. Comstock leave behind her political past with Mr. Cantor, come to a better mind, then connect with the grass roots in her district?

Presumably the nominee should want these conservatives to be energized and to want to help get out the vote for her.

It’s simply a question of how much she wants to win in November.

Here is a place for her to start: the consequences of  the Administration’s reckless disregard of our borders and immigration laws are not going away, even if the House GOP leadership abandons its Big Immigration schemes. 

Senior Republican senator Jeff Sessions has revealed

“There is now an unprecedented crisis unfolding at the border. The flow of illegal immigrant youth across the southern border is on track to reach 130,000 next year—a projected increase of more than 2,000% from 2011. The White House estimates the cost of ‘resettling’ these illegal immigrants in the United States will reach $2.3 billion in a single year.
This crisis is a direct and predictable result of the President’s sustained and deliberate campaign to dismantle immigration enforcement. His administration has announced to the world that our nation’s immigration laws will not be enforced and that, in particular, they will not be applied to foreign youth.” (Highlighting Forum’s)

And the senator declared today hereSessions Lambasts Secretary Johnson For Fostering Chaos, Violence At Border”

This is an exigent threat which will touch all our communities.

What concrete action does GOP nominee Comstock recommend to stop this invasion on our southern border?

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