Surprising politicians who made a splash

Published: Oct 25 2011 12:06:06 PM EDT   Updated On: Feb 05 2014 10:19:26 AM EST

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.

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Former "American Idol" star and singer Clay Aiken (D) recently announced his candidacy for Congress. While there's no specific resume a politician needs to run for office, some candidates have more unorthodox backgrounds than others. Take a look at political figures with the most unusual resumes.

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