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.

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Harry S. Truman Library

The 1948 presidential election is probably the most famous political upset ever. Harry S. Truman (pictured) surprised everyone -- including the Chicago Tribune, which had already printed an edition saying he lost -- by beating Thomas E. Dewey. Truman and Dewey are pictured shaking hands after the election.


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