Surprising politicians who made a splash

Posted: 12:06 PM EDT Oct 25, 2011   Updated: 7:00 AM EDT Oct 11, 2016

Take a look at political figures with the most unusual resumes.

Alice Cooper, July 2016
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Musician Alice Cooper has been running for president since 1972 as part of a joke, according to CNN. He told CNN his 2016 campaign slogan is, "I can do nothing as well as they can do nothing” and that his platform is nonexistent.

Cooper joins the ranks of other political candidates with some unorthodox backgrounds. Take a look at the political figures with unusual resumes.


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