June 11th, 2014
09:34 PM ET

Ben "Cooter" Jones takes credit for Cantor loss

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.

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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.

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