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Surprising politicians who made a splash

Published On: Oct 25 2011 11:06:06 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 05 2014 09:19:26 AM CST

Former "American Idol" star and singer Clay Aiken (D) recently announced his candidacy for Congress. Take a look at political figures with the most unusual resumes.

Surprising politicians 1 - Naked Cowboy
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New York City's Naked Cowboy threw his 10-gallon hat into the ring for the 2012 presidential race. The 2012 election wasn't the first time the cowboy, whose real name is Robert John Burck, has expressed political ambitions; he unsuccessfully ran for mayor of New York in 2009.

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