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 6 - Jesse Ventura
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Former wrestler Jesse Ventura made his first foray into politics in 1990 when he successfully ran for mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minn. He later ran for Minnesota governor on the Reform Party ticket, beating then St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman and state Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III in 1998.

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