10 big political upsets

POSTED: 10:46 AM PDT October 24, 2011    UPDATED: 7:06 AM PDT June 11, 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 Tuesday night's GOP primary in Virginia, 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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