Dem Running For Cantor’s Seat: Virginia ‘Hungry For Radical Change’

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.

Read the full statement below:

I am honored and humbled to accept the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. I am running because I believe Virginians are hungry for a radical change from the dysfunctional and reckless politics being practiced by those in Congress – and the results of tonight’s primary election are the proof. In the coming months, I look forward to a spirited campaign where can talk about the issues that matter to our community, and how we can get Congress re-focused on the priorities that truly matter to us.

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