Republican congressional candidate George Demos on Tuesday night feted the loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his primary, and sought to tie the Virginia upset to his own race against state Sen. Lee Zeldin.

“Tonight liberal establishment politician Eric Cantor was crushed in his Republican Primary because of his vote to fully fund Obamacare,” Demos said. “On June 24th, Republicans in New York’s First District will defeat Eric Cantor’s chosen establishment politician Liberal Lee Zeldin, who also voted to fund Obamacare in New York.”

It’s an interesting tactic to take: Clearly Demos is hoping to capture some of the anti-establishment fervor that drove David Brat to defeat Cantor last night can be translated to the Suffolk County Congressional district.

Zeldin has the support from the state Republican Committee, as well as the state Conservative Party, though Demos has the backing of figures former Gov. George Pataki and ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Demos noted that Cantor is due to appear at a fundraiser on Saturday for Zeldin.

“Perhaps they can discuss their horrendous votes to fund Obamacare,” he said.

Update: State Republican spokesman David Laska responded, suggesting that the Demos statement was a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

“Being called part of the liberal establishment by George Demos is like being called a bully by Andrew Cuomo: the Demos campaign is funded almost exclusively by California Democrats with deep ties to Nancy Pelosi,” Laska said. “Lee Zeldin has spent the last four years fighting for tax cuts for hard-working Long Islanders while George Demos, the world’s first and only Pelosi Republican, has been unemployed and living off his family money on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.”