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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 09: Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) (L) reacts as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says it would be ‘the end of his political career’ if Brat does not support Trump for president during a rally against the Iran nuclear deal on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people gathered for the rally, organized by the Tea Party Patriots, which featured conservative pundits and politicians. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)