10 big political upsets

Published On: Oct 24 2011 10:46:05 AM PDT   Updated On: Jun 02 2014 11:32:03 AM PDT

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

Jimmy Carter
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Fadi Arouri/Reuters

Former peanut farmer Jimmy Carter was thought to have little chance of beating incumbent Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential election. But the nation's anti-Watergate sentiment and his Washington outsider status helped sweep him into office.


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