The 2010 midterm elections are over, the republicans have picked up 60+ seats in the House of Representatives, a good chunk of the senate seats-though not enough for a majority, as well as a majority of governorships across the country. Though the loss of the democratic House majority had been predicted for weeks, a number of underdog wins surprised voters. Ten of them are listed below.
1. Oscar the Grouch, who recently lost his job on Sesame Street, beat out a democrat to win a House seat from New York’s liberal leaning CD-123.
2. Adolf Hitler almost won as a write-in senate candidate in Alaska.
3. Al Franken won another senate seat, this time in West Virginia, making him the first person to hold two senate seats simultaneously.
4. Sarah Palin won an informal election to become the first Queen of the Tea Party.
5. Al Gore won a stealth write-in campaign to become President Obama’s vice president. Joe Biden was shocked as apparently he didn’t know that vice presidential elections occur every two years.
6. Dan Quayle’s illegitimate son won an election to become the mayor of Crawford Texas.
7. Bill Clinton won an online reality show in England called, “World’s Most Eligible Bachelor”, though an enraged Hillary Clinton made him give up the title.
8. Zorro won his race for mayor in Tijuana due to his promise to tackle crime in the border city.
9. A Ted Kennedy clone, who drinks like a fish, just won a senate seat in Rhode Island.
10. Chelsea Clinton won her much publicized campaign to become the prime minister of Sweden.
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