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 5 - Arnold Scwarzenegger
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When Calif. Gov. Gray Davis was recalled in 2003, it opened the floodgates for odd candidates. While the 135 candidates on the ballot included Arianna Huffington, child actor Gary Coleman and adult magazine magnate Larry Flynt, it was action star Arnold Schwarzenegger who won with 49 percent of the vote.


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