10 big political upsets

Posted: 1:46 PM EDT Oct 24, 2011   Updated: 2:32 PM EDT Jun 02, 2014

Eric Cantor's stunning loss in Virginia's GOP primary is among the biggest political upsets in history.

Eric Cantor
1 / 12
Paul Courson/CNN

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to a political unknown in Virginia's GOP primary earlier this year, a stunning upset for the 13-year congressman poised to become the next House speaker. Take a look at 10 other surprising political upsets in recent history, according to Newsweek.

Advertisement
 

Local Politics

Under bill, engineers can't operate trains if license pulled

New Jersey Transit train

njtransit.com

A top New Jersey lawmaker is pushing legislation to prevent engineers from operating trains if their driver's licenses are revoked or suspended for drunken driving violations.

Little public interest at public meeting on proposed plan

Southwesternn Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan meeting

Another mile marker was passed Tuesday night on the long road toward developing a new comprehensive plan for six municipalities in southwestern Lehigh County.

Council dissolves Reading Area Water Authority

Council dissolves Reading Area Water Authority

69 News

Reading City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to dissolve the Reading Area Water Authority.

Christie faces deadline on bill to fund lead abatement

Gov. Chris Christie

Republican Gov. Chris Christie faces a decision on legislation that would put $10 million into an account for removing lead paint from homes.

 
Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com