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10 big political upsets

Published On: Oct 24 2011 10:46:05 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2012 05:34:22 AM PDT

The polls and the pundits are already telling Americans what to expect this Election Day, but what happens when they're wrong? Here are 10 of the most surprising political upsets in U.S. history.

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More recently, in 1994, former President George W. Bush pulled off a big upset to become Texas governor. He beat Ann Richards, who had been considered an up-and-coming leader of the Democratic Party.


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