Cantor Loss Immigration Reform Death Knell

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) shocking defeat dooms any lingering chance of immigration reform.

Cantor lost to professor Dave Brat by a double-digit margin Tuesday night, after the underdog challenger made the GOP leader’s support for some immigration reform proposals a major focus of his campaign. 

Now, Republicans on both sides of the issue say the loss will terrify House members who'd begun to tentatively move toward compromise.

"I don't think you're going to be hearing anybody else talk about immigration reform anytime soon," said Republican strategist Ford O'Connell, who supports reform efforts. "The narrative is going to be that it's immigration reform that got him canned. It is certainly a 'come to Jesus' moment for some people in the party."

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