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.

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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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