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.

Jimmy Carter
7 / 10
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Former peanut farmer Jimmy Carter was thought to have little chance of beating incumbent Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential election. But the nation's anti-Watergate sentiment and his Washington outsider status helped sweep him into office.


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