10 big political upsets

Published On: Oct 24 2011 10:46:05 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2016 06:00:03 AM PDT

Take a look at 10 surprising political upsets in recent history, according to Newsweek.

Richard Nixon
5 / 10

After losing the presidential election to John F. Kennedy in 1960, Richard Nixon hoped to make a comeback as governor of California in 1962. He had been favored in the polls, but Democratic incumbent Pat Brown still managed to win by 5 percent. Nixon claimed he was going to retire from politics after the loss, but he would finally make his comeback with his successful presidential bid in 1968.


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