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GOP looks for lessons in Eric Cantor’s loss

Tea Party victory raises question of a turn to the right

WASHINGTON — A little more than a year ago, House majority leader Eric Cantor arrived on the campus of Harvard University and declared that he, like his party, had been doing some “soul searching.”

In the wake of Mitt Romney’s defeat in the 2012 presidential election, Cantor said, the Republican Party “needs to do a better job at getting to know different constituencies.”

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