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* Tom Osborne (R-NE): Legendary [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball football]] coach at the University of Nebraska who went on to serve in the US House from 2001 to 2007; left politics after losing in the 2006 GOP primary for Nebraska governor.

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* Tom Osborne (R-NE): Legendary [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball football]] football coach at the University of Nebraska who went on to serve in the US House from 2001 to 2007; left politics after losing in the 2006 GOP primary for Nebraska governor.


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* Peter Garrett (Labor, NSW): Lead singer of the rock band Midnight Oil. During the band's 2002–2016 hiatus, he served in the Australian House of Representatives for nearly 9 years, with most of that time in the cabinets of Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. %% The Australian party spells its name "Labor" instead of the normal Commonwealth spelling of "Labour".

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* Ken Dryden: Had a relatively short but spectacularly successful career as a goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, helping the Habs to six Stanley Cups in the 1970s and making the Hockey Hall of Fame. Went on to serve as a Liberal MP from a Toronto-area riding from 2004–2011, also serving as a part of the cabinet of PM Paul Martin from 2004–2006.



* Joe Arpaio (R-AZ): Controversial former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Known for his very harsh “law-and-order” attitude, he was arrested and convicted of contempt of court for racially profiling Latino Americans. He was pardoned by President Trump a month later and unsuccessfully sought the nomination for U.S. Senate the next year.

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* Joe Arpaio (R-AZ): Controversial former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona.Arizona (which includes Phoenix). Known for his very harsh “law-and-order” attitude, he was arrested and convicted of contempt of court for racially profiling Latino Americans. He was pardoned by President Trump a month later and unsuccessfully sought the nomination for U.S. Senate the next year.


* Linda [=McMahon=] (R-CT): Wife of principal Wrestling/{{WWE}} owner Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and thus part of a multigenerational {{wrestling family}}. Unsuccessfully ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut and later became head of Donald Trump’s Small Business Administration.

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* Linda [=McMahon=] (R-CT): Wife of principal Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWE owner Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=] and thus part of a multigenerational {{wrestling family}}.wrestling family. Unsuccessfully ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut and later became head of Donald Trump’s Small Business Administration.


* Steve Largent (R-OK): Hall of Fame wide receiver for the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Seattle Seahawks]] who went on to serve in the US House from 1994 to 2002.

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* Steve Largent (R-OK): [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeagueNamesToKnow Hall of Fame wide receiver receiver]] for the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Seattle Seahawks]] Seahawks who went on to serve in the US House from 1994 to 2002.


* UsefulNotes/AlexandriaOcasioCortez (D-NY): Representative from the Bronx and Queens, and the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, Ocasio-Cortez (known colloquially as AOC) is notable for a few achievements in her short political career: her historic defeat of long-standing Democratic representative Joseph Crowley (who was considered to be the most powerful Democrat in the house, bar very few others) despite being outspent by millions, her unapologetically socialist positions, and her acting as the ''de facto'' leader of the Justice Democrats wing of the party. Is now widely seen as one of the largest voices of the party, and has been speculated by various political pundits to be in a great position to eventually run for president in the coming years. Also possesses one of the best {{death glare}}s in politics.

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* UsefulNotes/AlexandriaOcasioCortez [[UsefulNotes/{{Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez}} Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]] (D-NY): Representative from the Bronx and Queens, and the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, Ocasio-Cortez (known colloquially as AOC) is notable for a few achievements in her short political career: her historic defeat of long-standing Democratic representative Joseph Crowley (who was considered to be the most powerful Democrat in the house, bar very few others) despite being outspent by millions, her unapologetically socialist positions, and her acting as the ''de facto'' leader of the Justice Democrats wing of the party. Is now widely seen as one of the largest voices of the party, and has been speculated by various political pundits to be in a great position to eventually run for president in the coming years. Also possesses one of the best {{death glare}}s in politics.


* UsefulNotes/{{AlexandriaOcasio-Cortez}} (D-NY): Representative from the Bronx and Queens, and the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, Ocasio-Cortez (known colloquially as AOC) is notable for a few achievements in her short political career: her historic defeat of long-standing Democratic representative Joseph Crowley (who was considered to be the most powerful Democrat in the house, bar very few others) despite being outspent by millions, her unapologetically socialist positions, and her acting as the ''de facto'' leader of the Justice Democrats wing of the party. Is now widely seen as one of the largest voices of the party, and has been speculated by various political pundits to be in a great position to eventually run for president in the coming years. Also possesses one of the best {{death glare}}s in politics.

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* UsefulNotes/{{AlexandriaOcasio-Cortez}} UsefulNotes/AlexandriaOcasioCortez (D-NY): Representative from the Bronx and Queens, and the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, Ocasio-Cortez (known colloquially as AOC) is notable for a few achievements in her short political career: her historic defeat of long-standing Democratic representative Joseph Crowley (who was considered to be the most powerful Democrat in the house, bar very few others) despite being outspent by millions, her unapologetically socialist positions, and her acting as the ''de facto'' leader of the Justice Democrats wing of the party. Is now widely seen as one of the largest voices of the party, and has been speculated by various political pundits to be in a great position to eventually run for president in the coming years. Also possesses one of the best {{death glare}}s in politics.



* Tom Osborne (R-NE): Legendary football coach at the University of Nebraska who went on to serve in the US House from 2001 to 2007; left politics after losing in the 2006 GOP primary for Nebraska governor.

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* Tom Osborne (R-NE): Legendary football [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball football]] coach at the University of Nebraska who went on to serve in the US House from 2001 to 2007; left politics after losing in the 2006 GOP primary for Nebraska governor.


* UsefulNotes/JerryBrown (D-CA): Governor of California (34th then 39th) again after 36 years when he originally took office, spent some time in between running for different offices and re-inventing himself.
* Creator/WilliamFBuckleyJr: Presenter of ''Series/FiringLine'', ran for mayor of New York City on the newly-formed Conservative Party ticket as a spoiler candidate. Was heavily active in Republican Party politics from the 1960s until his death.


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* Music/SonnyBono (R-CA): Originally a musician, he first gained fame alongside his then-wife Music/{{Cher}} as the popular recording act Sonny & Cher. After their divorce, he eventually found his way into politics, serving as mayor of Palm Springs, California from 1988–1992 and in the US House of Representatives from 1995 until his death in 1998.


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* UsefulNotes/JerryBrown (D-CA): Governor of California (34th then 39th) again after 36 years when he originally took office, spent some time in between running for different offices and re-inventing himself.


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* Creator/WilliamFBuckleyJr: Presenter of ''Series/FiringLine'', ran for mayor of New York City on the newly-formed Conservative Party ticket as a spoiler candidate. Was heavily active in Republican Party politics from the 1960s until his death.


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* Creator/ClintEastwood (L-CA): A film icon since the 1960s as both an actor (the Film/DollarsTrilogy, the ''Film/DirtyHarry'' franchise) and director (''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', ''Film/MillionDollarBaby''), Eastwood has also been politically active. Currently a registered Libertarian, but also a Republican and independent in the past, he served as the non-partisan mayor of Carmel, California from 1986–1988.


* UsefulNotes/BernieSanders (I-VT): Mayor of Burlington, Vermont (1981-1989), Rep (1991-2007), Senator (2007-present). An independent Senator who caucuses with Democrats in Congress. Widely considered to be the most politically progressive member of the Senate, if not the entirety of Congress, and is incredibly popular on the Internet. Ran for President in 2016 (as a Democrat, to some controversy), and lost the primary to Hillary Clinton. Is now running for president again (as a Democrat, again) for the 2020 nomination as of his announcement on February 19th, 2019.



* UsefulNotes/AlexandriaOcasioCortez (D-NY): Representative from the Bronx and Queens, and the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, Ocasio-Cortez (known colloquially as AOC) is notable for a few achievements in her short political career: her historic defeat of long-standing Democratic representative Joseph Crowley (who was considered to be the most powerful Democrat in the house, bar very few others) despite being outspent by millions, her unapologetically socialist positions, and her acting as the ''de facto'' leader of the Justice Democrats wing of the party. Is now widely seen as one of the largest voices of the party, and has been speculated by various political pundits to be in a great position to eventually run for president in the coming years. Also possesses one of the best {{death glare}}s in politics.

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* UsefulNotes/AlexandriaOcasioCortez UsefulNotes/{{AlexandriaOcasio-Cortez}} (D-NY): Representative from the Bronx and Queens, and the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, Ocasio-Cortez (known colloquially as AOC) is notable for a few achievements in her short political career: her historic defeat of long-standing Democratic representative Joseph Crowley (who was considered to be the most powerful Democrat in the house, bar very few others) despite being outspent by millions, her unapologetically socialist positions, and her acting as the ''de facto'' leader of the Justice Democrats wing of the party. Is now widely seen as one of the largest voices of the party, and has been speculated by various political pundits to be in a great position to eventually run for president in the coming years. Also possesses one of the best {{death glare}}s in politics.


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* UsefulNotes/BernieSanders (I-VT): Mayor of Burlington, Vermont (1981-1989), Rep (1991-2007), Senator (2007-present). An independent Senator who caucuses with Democrats in Congress. Widely considered to be the most politically progressive member of the Senate, if not the entirety of Congress, and is incredibly popular on the Internet. Ran for President in 2016 (as a Democrat, to some controversy), and lost the primary to Hillary Clinton. Is now running for president again (as a Democrat, again) for the 2020 nomination as of his announcement on February 19th, 2019.



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* UsefulNotes/AndrewYang (D-NY): Entrepreneur who rose to national attention during the 2020 Democratic Primary cycle, rising to sixth place in the polls[[note]]A significant feat, because the primary he is participating in has the largest field in American history, with over ''twenty'' initial candidates[[/note]] without any prior political experience. Although generally not seen as a top-tier contender for the nomination, his candidacy introduced his signature platform of Universal Basic Income to the American mainstream, which was previously an unheard-of concept (or a fringe ideology at best).


* Lindsey Graham (R-SC): U.S Senator from South Carolina since 2003. Once one of the more moderate members of the Senate, he is nowadays one of the most ardent supporters of President Trump in congress. He is currently the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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* Lindsey Graham (R-SC): U.S Senator from South Carolina since 2003. Once one of the more moderate members of the Senate, he is nowadays one of the most ardent supporters of President Trump in congress.Congress. He is currently the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.



* Jim Jordan (R-OH): U.S. Congressman from Ohio since 2007. One of the leaders of the House’s highly conservative Freedom Caucus, Jordan is the is known for often spurning suit jackets. A former world-class wrestler and assistant coach, he has been criticized for his role in a sexual abuse scandal in the Ohio State wrestling program.



* Jim Jordan (R-OH): U.S. Congressman from Ohio since 2007. One of the leaders of the House’s highly conservative Freedom Caucus, Jordan is the is known for often spurning suit jackets. A former world-class wrestler and assistant coach, he has been criticized for his role in a sexual abuse scandal in the Ohio State wrestling program.



* Steve Largent (R-OK): Hall of Fame wide receiver for the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Seattle Seahawks]] who went on to serve in the US House from 1994 to 2002.



* Mitch [=McConnell=] (R-KY): U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 1985. Leader of the Senate Republicans since 2007 and Majority Leader since 2015. [=McConnell=] is known for his turtle-like appearance and for being a hardline obstructionist towards Democratic politicans.
* Linda [=McMahon=] (R-CT): Member of Wrestling/{{WWE}}’s famous McMahon family. Unsuccessfully ran twice for U.S. Senate in Connecticut and later became head of Donald Trump’s Small Business Administration.

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* Mitch [=McConnell=] (R-KY): U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 1985. Leader of the Senate Republicans since 2007 and Majority Leader since 2015. [=McConnell=] is known for his turtle-like appearance and for being a hardline obstructionist towards Democratic politicans.
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* Linda [=McMahon=] (R-CT): Member Wife of Wrestling/{{WWE}}’s famous McMahon family. principal Wrestling/{{WWE}} owner Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and thus part of a multigenerational {{wrestling family}}. Unsuccessfully ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut and later became head of Donald Trump’s Small Business Administration.



* Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX): Representative from Texas (16th District from 2013-2019) who famously gave Ted Cruz a strong challenge in the 2018 Texas Senate race [[note]]this is particularly notable due to Texas being such a solid red state, yet O'Rouke actually ''led'' Cruz most of election night in the results until his final defeat[[/note]]and attained a national following. Ran for president in 2020 until dropping out in November.

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* Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX): Representative from Texas (16th District from 2013-2019) who famously gave Ted Cruz a strong challenge in the 2018 Texas Senate race [[note]]this is particularly notable due to Texas being such a solid red state, yet O'Rouke O'Rourke actually ''led'' Cruz most of election night in the results until his final defeat[[/note]]and attained a national following. Ran for president in 2020 until dropping out in November.



* Tom Osborne (R-NE): Legendary football coach at the University of Nebraska who went on to serve in the US House from 2001 to 2007; left politics after losing in the 2006 GOP primary for Nebraska governor.



* Rand Paul (R-KY): Senator from Kentucky (2010-Present), ophthalmologist, and son of notable former Congressman UsefulNotes/RonPaul. Was a candidate for the Republican nomination in 2016.

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* Rand Paul (R-KY): Senator from Kentucky (2010-Present), (2010-present), ophthalmologist, and son of notable former Congressman UsefulNotes/RonPaul. Was a candidate for the Republican nomination in 2016.



* [[WebVideo/LouderWithCrowder Steven Crowder]]



* [[WebVideo/LouderWithCrowder Steven Crowder]]

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* Wrestling/JerryLawler (I-TN): Legendary professional wrestler who unsuccessfully ran twice for Mayor of Memphis.


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* Linda [=McMahon=] (R-CT): Member of Wrestling/{{WWE}}’s famous McMahon family. Unsuccessfully ran twice for U.S. Senate in Connecticut and later became head of Donald Trump’s Small Business Administration.


* Clay Aiken (D-NC): ''Series/AmericanIdol'' runner-up who unsuccessfully ran for a U.S. House seat in North Carolina in 2014.



* Creator/BenjaminFranklin: One of America's [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution Founding Fathers]], and perhaps the most famous one who was never President. Famously appears on the $100 bill.

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* Creator/BenjaminFranklin: Creator/BenjaminFranklin (I-PA): One of America's [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution Founding Fathers]], and perhaps the most famous one who was never President. Famously appears on the $100 bill.


* Tim Scott (R-SC): U.S Senator from South Carolina since 2013 following the resignation of [=Jim DeMint=] to take over the Heritage Foundation. Scott is one of the few prominent African-American Republican politicians.

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* Tim Scott (R-SC): U.S S. Senator from South Carolina since 2013 following the resignation of [=Jim DeMint=] to take over the Heritage Foundation. Scott is one of the few prominent African-American Republican politicians.

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