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 9 - Kevin Johnson
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Kevin Johnson was known as the Phoenix Suns' all-star point guard in the 90s, but took on the role of mayor in his hometown of Sacramento, Calif. in 2008. KJ beat two-term incumbent Heather Fargo to win the election, becoming Sacramento's first black mayor in the process.

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