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Lambert points to Cantor’s defeat as evidence voters are fed up with “business as usual”

CONCORD – Republican congressional hopeful Gary Lambert said the stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Virginia GOP primary means voters are “tired of business as usual” from Congress.

Flanked by a small crowd of supporters and a few Democratic Party protesters, Lambert officially signed up for the 2nd Congressional District seat Wednesday morning. ...

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CONCORD – Republican congressional hopeful Gary Lambert said the stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Virginia GOP primary means voters are “tired of business as usual” from Congress.

Flanked by a small crowd of supporters and a few Democratic Party protesters, Lambert officially signed up for the 2nd Congressional District seat Wednesday morning.

“People are tired of business as usual in Washington,” Lambert said.

On Tuesday, Cantor, a seven-term House member from Virginia, became the second congressional incumbent this year to lose a primary in stunning fashion to economics professor Dave Brat, who overcame overwhelming disadvantages in financial and institutional support within the GOP establishment.

Cantor’s loss should worry Second District Democratic incumbent Annie Kuster, Lambert said.

“The voters spoke. Someone may have been out of touch with the voters, just as Annie Kuster is,” Lambert said.

“She is not doing town halls, not in touch with the voters.”

Lambert insisted that he’s conservative enough to appeal to GOP primary voters here and win a primary against state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem, and former Rep. Jim Lawrence, of Hudson.

Lambert said voters across the country are looking to elect new candidates who will work to keep taxes low, reduce government red tape and support the nation’s military.

“People want the same thing everywhere,” Lambert said.

– KEVIN LANDRIGAN