Surprising politicians who made a splash

Published On: Oct 25 2011 09:06:06 AM PDT   Updated On: Feb 05 2014 07:19:26 AM PST

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 11 - Kinky Friedman
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Country singer and humorist Kinky Friedman tried to make it into into politics twice, running for Texas governor in 2006 and Justice of the Peace in his hometown of Kerrville, Texas in 1986. He lost both times. Friedman went on to sell his own cigars, including one called "The Governor."


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