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 15 - Sonny Bono
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Sonny Bono went from singing "I've Got You, Babe" as half of musical act Sonny and Cher to serving as mayor of Palm Springs, Calif., from 1988 to 1992. He was elected to U.S. Congress in 1994, where he served until he was killed in a skiing accident in 1998.

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