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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 7 - Al Franken
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Former Saturday Night Live cast member and liberal radio personality Al Franken ran for U.S. Senate in Minnesota in 2008. After a lengthy recount, he was declared the winner against incumbent Norm Coleman, the same man Ventura once beat out for governor.

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