brat was dramatically outraised and outspent by the House majority leader.
brat will face Democrat Jack Trammell, a fellow professor at Randolph-Macon College, in November.
In addition to being against immigration reform, brat takes all the expected orthodox conservative positions.
c.1500, slang, "beggar's child," originally northern, Midlands and western England dialect word for "makeshift or ragged garment;" probably the same word as Old English bratt "cloak," which is from a Celtic source (cf. Old Irish bratt "cloak, cloth"). The modern meaning is perhaps from notion of "child's apron." Hollywood Brat Pack (modeled on 1950s Rat Pack) is from 1985.
A child, esp an obnoxious or troublesome one
[1505+; origin unknown]
Bratwurst, a kind of sausage: a neighborhood more attuned to baseball, brats, and beer (1980s+)