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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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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