Biggest political comebacks

POSTED: 08:05 AM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:23 AM PDT Jul 16, 2013 

With former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer making a bid to become the comptroller of New York City, take a look at his and other big political comebacks.

Newt Gingrich
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Newt Gingrich. In 1994, Gingrich co-authored the GOP 'Contract with America' and led his party to majority control of the House for the first time in 40 years. Four years later, Gingrich resigned from Congress amid a historic loss of seats and a challenge to his leadership from within his party. He was recently a top-tier candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

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