Today in the VA 7th district republican primary, insurgent “tea party” candidate Dave Brat defeated “establishment” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a tally of 55.55% to 45.45%.

The political shock-waves of this upset will likely be rippling across the state for weeks to come. Although this win is unusual in the context of incumbent victories, perhaps this shouldn’t be so surprising given the recent ouster of Cantor’s chief political operative in the 7th district, Linwood Cobb.

Brat now moves on the general election in the fall.