HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Dave Brat, the Tea Party-backed Randolph Macon economics professor who beat congressman Eric Cantor in the 7th District Republican primary, spent part of National Hot Dog Day cooking up brats.
Brat made an appearance at Joey's Hot Dogs at Innsbrook in Henrico County, which is part of the 7th District.
Brat said his campaign will focus on small businesses.
After losing to Brat in the primary, Cantor announced he will resign as House Majority Leader effective July 31.
In November, Brat faces Democrat Jack Trammell, who will appear at a fundraiser in Carytown next Wednesday.