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.

Woodrow Wilson
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Woodrow Wilson's presidential win in 1916 was just as surprising. The legend was, according to Newsweek, that challenger Charles Evans Hughes fell asleep on election night thinking he won. However, he got a call from The Associated Press the next morning saying that Wilson (pictured) had pulled off the upset.


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