Kay Steiger

Kay Steiger is an associate editor at Talking Points Memo. She formerly worked at Raw Story, Washingtonian magazine, the Center for American Progress and The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Guardian, Jezebel, AlterNet and others. She graduated from the University of Minnesota. Contact her at

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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) released a statement on Tuesday night after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost the nomination in his congressional district to tea party candidate David Brat, saying he thought the upset struck "fear into the heart" of Republicans.

"[W]e will see them run further to the far right with the Tea Party striking fear into the heart of every Republican on the ballot," Israel said, warning that the Cantor's loss was "cementing the dysfunction that has paralyzed this Congress."

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Randolph-Macon College Professor Jack Trammell, the Democrat who secured the nomination in the district held by the newly defeated House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), released a statement Tuesday that said Virginians are "hungry for radical change" after "dysfunctional and reckless politics."

Cantor lost to tea party candidate David Brat, who also teaches at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.

The statement was released by the Democratic Party of Virginia.

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Admitting privileges are the new wave of anti-abortion legislation taking place in states, and Robin Marty explains why the Wisconsin lawsuit currently being argued may be ground zero for the next major limit on abortion access.