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.

OTD February 12 - Abraham Lincoln
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President Abraham Lincoln. In 1854, Lincoln ran for U.S. Senate and lost. In 1856, he again ran again for Senate and lost. But in 1860, Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln was re-elected in a landslide in 1864, after leading the Union to victory in the Civil War.


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