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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Initially, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (now secretary of state) was an early frontrunner for the Democrats in 2008. But at the Iowa caucuses, young voters helped Barack Obama to a surprising win over Clinton.


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