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    Actress Ashley Judd is seriously considering a career change from Hollywood to congress. She is reportedly exploring the possibility of running for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Judd has discussed her options about running with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and entertained a potential bid with a Democratic pollster as well as conducted research regarding her standing in her home state.
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    Actor and former body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger was first elected as Governor of California in the 2003 recall election and then won re-election in 2006. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.
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    Former sitcom star Roseanne Barr ran in the 2012 presidential election as the Peace and Freedom Party's candidate. Initially, Barr promoted herself as the standard-bearer of the Green Party but later announced that she would run for president on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. She declared her running mate as Cindy Sheehan, whose son, U.S. Army Spec. Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.
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    Al Franken, acclaimed writer and performer for Saturday Night Live put his jokes aside to serve in the U.S. Senate for the state of Minnesota. The Senate election was fraught with problems including a recount and appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court before finally being resolve June 30, 2009. Franken was sworn in July 7, 2009, 246 days after the election.
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    In 1986, Clint Eastwood, the Oscar-winning director and Dirty Harry star, ran for Mayor of his hometown of Carmel, California. Though he served just one-two year term, Eastwood remains somewhat active in politics. He was a hit at the Republican National Convention in Tampa where his empty chair monologue turned into an Internet meme frenzy.
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    In 1988, '70s pop star Sonny Bono successfully ran for the mayoral seat of Palm Springs. Four years later he lost his bid for the U.S. Senate, but he gained enough traction with voters in 1994 to capture a seat in the House of Representatives during a Republican takeover. Bono served until he died tragically in a skiing accident in 1998.
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