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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.

James Buckley
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bioguide.congress.gov

James Buckley (pictured), brother of famous conservative William F. Buckley Jr., pulled off an upset to take Charles Goodell's U.S. Senate seat in 1970. James Buckley was the only member of the Conservative Party to be elected to the Senate.

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