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 8 - Oscar Goodman
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Former mob lawyer Oscar Goodman served as Las Vegas' mayor from 1999 to 2011, frequently describing himself as the "happiest mayor in the universe." In his third and final term as mayor, Goodman considered a gubernatorial run but ultimately opted against it.


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