Celebrities Who Ran For Office and Lost Miserably

Celebrities Who Ran For Office and Lost Miserably

#10 Clay Aiken

From American Idol to the House of Representatives? Nope. Clay Aiken, who became a star on American Idol, then declared himself gay and had a child, lost his bid for Congress in 2014. Aiken, who ran as a Democrat, said he would probably run again.

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#9 Levi Johnston

You might have missed that time Levi Johnston – Bristol Palin’s baby daddy and Playgirl cover boy – ran for mayor of Wassila, Alaska, in 2010. Jonhston quit the race after a Public Policy poll concluded he was the least popular person they had ever polled in any state.

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#8 Wyclef Jean

Fugees rapper Wyclef Jean thought he could be the savior of Haiti after the deadly hurricane in 2009. Jean tried to run for President of Haiti in 2010. However, he was disqualified because he had not lived in Haiti for five straight years prior to the election, which was a requirement. In fact, Sean Penn spent more time in Haiti than Jean in 2010. Jean’s opponents also revealed he was 3 years older than he claimed to be.

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#7 Roseanne

Roseanne, who once made headlines for butchering the National Anthem, actually came in sixth in the 2012 presidential election. She won almost 50,000 votes. Roseanne was the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party. Her vice presidential running made was Cindy Sheeran, whose son was killed in Iraq.

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#6 Victoria Jackson

Former Saturday Night Live funny girl Victoria Jackson went from New York City to Tennessee, eventually running for County Commission in Williamson, County, where she got 632 votes. Jackson is a tea party activist who, based on her own words, hates Barack Obama, Muslims and gays.

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#5 Gary Coleman

When California had that crazy recall election in 2003, everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to adult video stars like Mary Carey ended up on the ballot. That includes former Diffr’ent Strokes actor Gary Coleman.

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#4 Lynn Swan

Former Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver Lynn Swan tried his hand at politics, running for governor of Pennsylvania. The Republican lost to Democratic incumbent Ed Rendell. Swan later considered running for the House of Representatives and campaigned for John McCain and Mitt Romney.

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#3 Justin Jeffre

Justin Jeffre’s fame as a member of 98 Degrees was short-lived in comparison to bandmate Nick Lachey. He tried to run as the Green Party candidate for Mayor of Cincinnati in 2005, but he lost in a rout.

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#2 Linda McMahon

The wife of WWE impresario Vince McMahon ran for Senate as a Republican in 2009 and 2012, losing both times despite her classic conservative platform of cutting taxes. She and her husband are now backing Donald Trump, who could potentially appear on WWE.

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#1 Mary Carey

Mary Carey is a movie star who ran for Governor of California during the 2003 recall. She had a deal with a video company to run her campaign. As an independent, she placed 10 out of 135 candidates. Her platform include ideas like taxing breast implants and making lap dances tax-deductible. paw56
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