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 14 - Mike Gravel
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Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel was a long shot when he ran for president in 2008 – he failed to win both the Democratic and Libertarian nominations. But what makes his candidacy odd was the bizarre string of YouTube videos he ran, including one where he stared into the camera for a few minutes, threw a rock into a pond and walked away.

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