At least one Democrat is claiming victory in Cantor's defeat: "Cooter" from "The Dukes of Hazard."
Ben Jones, who starred in the '80s sitcom, is a former congressman from Georgia and he also ran for Congress in Virginia against Cantor in 2002. Jones lost that race.
But this year, he sent an open letter urging Democrats, independents and libertarians to cast a vote in Virginia's open primary.
He wrote: "Under Cantor's Majority Leadership, the Congress has sunk to its lowest public standing in history... This is not a laughing matter. It is a national crisis. Eric Cantor should not be rewarded with another term."
In interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, the former congressman explains why Cantor lost.