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what is 'October Surprise'?

  1. vinividivici profile image59
    vinividiviciposted 7 years ago

    what is 'October Surprise'?

  2. Lisa HW profile image70
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    It's when there's a political campaign (like a presidential campaign) when, all of a sudden, some piece of shocking (or at least important) information comes out and has the potential of changing a lot of voters' opinions, and making the focus of the campaign shift to that "big news".  Because national elections are held in November, October is the month right before the election - and that's when people may bring out "The October Surprise".