10 big political upsets

Published: Oct 24 2011 01:46:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 02 2014 02:32:03 PM EDT

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

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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.

 
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