I Sought Political Office

Historical Political

Celebrities and/or public figures (not politicians) who sought political office - some featured in this collection went on to win their races (thus earning the label, politician).

Vote Ranking  

1

Justin Jeffre

Vocalist

100% (7 of 7 votes)

2

Aaron Russo

Producer

100% (1 of 1 votes)

3

Bernarr Macfadden

Publisher

100% (12 of 12 votes)

4

Ranulph Fiennes

Adventurer

100% (1 of 1 votes)

5

Clayton Williams

Entrepreneur

100% (1 of 1 votes)

6

Henry George

Economist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

7

George Tryon

Military Personnel

100% (1 of 1 votes)

8

George Weah

Soccer Player

100% (2 of 2 votes)

9

Caleb Carr

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

10

Leonard Woolf

Publisher

100% (1 of 1 votes)

11

Joseph Addison

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

12

Jim Bob Duggar

Oddity

100% (8 of 8 votes)

13

Eugene Terre'Blanche

Racist

100% (6 of 6 votes)

14

D.C. Stephenson

Racist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

15

Jon Runyan

Football Player

100% (1 of 1 votes)

16

Jimmy Breslin

Commentator

100% (1 of 1 votes)

17

Hugh Rodham

Celebrity's Relative

100% (2 of 2 votes)

18

Ira Einhorn

Murderer

100% (5 of 5 votes)

19

Konrad Kujau

Outlaw

100% (2 of 2 votes)

20

Fred Phelps

Religious Figure

100% (17 of 17 votes)

21

Smithereens

Musicians

100% (1 of 1 votes)

22

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Scientist

100% (2 of 2 votes)

23

Alberto Moravia

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

24

Vince Dooley

Football Coach

100% (2 of 2 votes)

25

Cynthia Payne

Outlaw

100% (2 of 2 votes)

26

Benzion Netanyahu

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

27

Seddique Mateen

Advocate

100% (5 of 5 votes)

28

Amitabh Bachchan

Actor

100% (1 of 1 votes)

29

Dario Fo

Playwright

100% (1 of 1 votes)

30

Sebastian Coe

Athlete

100% (1 of 1 votes)

31

Fred Sasakamoose

Hockey Player

100% (1 of 1 votes)

32

Joe Exotic

Oddity

100% (21 of 21 votes)

33

Rodolfo 'Corky' Gonzalez

Advocate

100% (2 of 2 votes)

34

Kellie Maloney

Promoter

100% (5 of 5 votes)

35

Jim McDougal

Financier

95.83% (23 of 24 votes)

36

David Koch

Entrepreneur

94.74% (18 of 19 votes)

37

Manny Pacquiao

Boxer

94.12% (16 of 17 votes)

38

Richard Barrett

Racist

92.86% (13 of 14 votes)

39

Gerald L.K. Smith

Politician

92.31% (12 of 13 votes)

40

Bob Backlund

Wrestler

91.67% (11 of 12 votes)

41

Sister Boom Boom

Advocate

91.67% (11 of 12 votes)

42

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Advocate

90.91% (20 of 22 votes)

43

Byron De La Beckwith

Assassin

90.0% (9 of 10 votes)

44

Jerry Springer

TV Personality

87.50% (14 of 16 votes)

45

Gary Coleman

Actor

85.71% (6 of 7 votes)

46

Sheila Kuehl

Actress

85.71% (6 of 7 votes)

47

Russell Means

Native American Icon

83.33% (5 of 6 votes)

48

Joe Sobran

Author

83.33% (5 of 6 votes)

49

Hunter S. Thompson

Author

83.33% (15 of 18 votes)

50

Peter Tatchell

Advocate

83.33% (10 of 12 votes)

51

Clay Aiken

Vocalist

81.25% (13 of 16 votes)

52

Ben Jealous

Advocate

77.78% (7 of 9 votes)

53

Steve Forbes

Philanthropist

75.00% (6 of 8 votes)

54

Stephen Gaskin

Advocate

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

55

Warren Beatty

Actor

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

56

Tito the Builder

Entrepreneur

75.00% (6 of 8 votes)

57

Andy Schlafly

Advocate

73.68% (28 of 38 votes)

58

Professor Irwin Corey

Comedian

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

59

Edwin Walker

Military Personnel

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

60

Kathy Barnette

Politician

70.97% (22 of 31 votes)

61

John Gavin

Actor

70.59% (24 of 34 votes)

62

Phyllis Schlafly

Advocate

70.0% (14 of 20 votes)

63

Richard G. Butler

Racist

68.75% (11 of 16 votes)

64

Fela Kuti

Musician

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

65

Danielle Smith

Politician

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

66

Gherman Titov

Astronaut

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

67

Myrlie Evers-Williams

Advocate

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

68

Pat Paulsen

Comedian

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

69

Syl Apps

Hockey Player

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

70

Jerry Rubin

Advocate

66.67% (12 of 18 votes)

71

Frank Kameny

Advocate

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

72

Annamie Paul

Politician

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

73

Brianna Wu

Computer Tech

66.67% (10 of 15 votes)

74

Enrico Ciccone

Hockey Player

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

75

Corey Lewandowski

Politician

65.52% (19 of 29 votes)

76

Roseanne Barr

Comedienne

64.82% (724 of 1117 votes)

77

Kevin Johnson

Mayor

62.50% (5 of 8 votes)

78

Al Franken

Comedian

60.93% (301 of 494 votes)

79

Geri Halliwell

Musician

60.91% (586 of 962 votes)

80

Krystal Ball

TV Personality

60.87% (14 of 23 votes)

81

Jesse Ventura

Wrestler

60.61% (20 of 33 votes)

82

Robert Reich

Economist

60.24% (50 of 83 votes)

83

David Draiman

Vocalist

60.21% (1017 of 1689 votes)

84

Lynn Swann

Football Player

60.06% (188 of 313 votes)

85

Kanye West

Vocalist

60.05% (1380 of 2298 votes)

86

Herman Cain

Entrepreneur

60.0% (102 of 170 votes)

87

Winfield Scott Hancock

Military Personnel

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

88

Wayne Allyn Root

Radio Personality

58.33% (7 of 12 votes)

89

David Duke

Racist

57.41% (62 of 108 votes)

90

Samuel Mudd

Doctor

57.14% (4 of 7 votes)

91

Eldridge Cleaver

Advocate

57.01% (61 of 107 votes)

92

Donald Trump

U.S. President

56.94% (6404 of 11247 votes)

93

Branko Lustig

Producer

56.90% (136 of 239 votes)

94

Jo Jorgensen

Politician

56.25% (9 of 16 votes)

95

Alexa McDonough

Politician

55.38% (72 of 130 votes)

96

Hosea Williams

Advocate

55.03% (82 of 149 votes)

97

Sonny Bono

Vocalist

54.93% (78 of 142 votes)

98

James Robertson Justice

Actor

54.68% (76 of 139 votes)

99

DeRay McKesson

Advocate

54.39% (62 of 114 votes)

100

Beate Klarsfeld

Commentator

54.17% (78 of 144 votes)

101

Howard Stern

King of All Media

53.70% (254 of 473 votes)

102

Mary Bono

U.S. Congressman

53.12% (51 of 96 votes)

103

Sonny Landham

Actor

53.01% (44 of 83 votes)

104

Richard Leakey

Scientist

52.91% (100 of 189 votes)

105

Joe Walsh

Vocalist

52.63% (10 of 19 votes)

106

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor

52.32% (203 of 388 votes)

107

Clint Eastwood

Actor

52.03% (128 of 246 votes)

108

Stephen Colbert

Comedian

52.02% (1185 of 2278 votes)

109

Bruce Kent

Advocate

51.23% (104 of 203 votes)

110

Charlton Heston

Actor

50.44% (115 of 228 votes)

111

Dennis Peron

Advocate

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

112

Ned Vaughn

Actor

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

113

Sixto Rodriguez

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

114

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Philosopher

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

115

Sam Wyche

Football Coach

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

116

Rajeesh Khanna

Actor

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

117

Robin Ficker

Fan

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

118

Banastre Tarleton

Military Personnel

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

119

Heath Shuler

U.S. Congressman

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

120

Wallace Souza

TV Personality

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

121

Barry Gordon

Actor

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

122

Booth Tarkington

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

123

Helen Caldicott

Advocate

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

124

Jimmie Davis

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

125

Will Durst

Comedian

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

126

Jello Biafra

Musician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

127

Joe Flynn

Actor

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

128

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Scientist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

129

Elton Britt

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

130

Faith Dane

Actress

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

131

Joel Elias Spingarn

Advocate

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

132

The Great Sasuke

Wrestler

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

133

Ilie Nastase

Tennis Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

134

John Hall

U.S. Congressman

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

135

Lenny Clarke

Comedian

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

136

Mary Carey

Adult Actress

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

137

Malcolm McLaren

Promoter

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

138

Wendell Corey

Actor

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

139

Michael Eavis

Farmer

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

140

Dan Bongino

Politician

47.85% (290 of 606 votes)

141

Yoshiro Nakamatsu

Inventor

45.45% (5 of 11 votes)

142

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President

44.98% (855 of 1901 votes)

143

Marina Baker

Playmate

42.86% (6 of 14 votes)

144

Angelyne

Model

42.86% (3 of 7 votes)

145

Sean Parnell (Author)

Politician

42.86% (6 of 14 votes)

146

Winston Churchill (American novelist)

Author

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

147

Wyclef Jean

Vocalist

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

148

Forrest Carter

Author

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

149

Alan Autry

Football Player

37.50% (3 of 8 votes)

150

Shelley Hack

Actress

34.60% (927 of 2679 votes)

151

Paul Watson

Advocate

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

152

Rigoberta Menchu

Advocate

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

153

Peter Garrett

Vocalist

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

154

Tom Laughlin

Actor

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

155

John Greenleaf Whittier

Poet

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

156

Michael Dean Cohen

Attorney

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

157

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Author

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

158

John Suckling

Poet

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

159

Andy Martin

Advocate

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

160

Jim Bunning

Baseball Player

33.33% (2 of 6 votes)

161

Satyendra Nath Bose

Scientist

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

162

Fred Grandy

Actor

33.33% (3 of 9 votes)

163

Bobby Richardson

Baseball Player

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

164

Brigitte Macron

First Lady

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

165

Theodor Mommsen

Author

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

166

Jack Ryan

Politician

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

167

Ruben Blades

Vocalist

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

168

Noble Willingham

Actor

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

169

David R. Slavitt

Author

28.57% (2 of 7 votes)

170

Alan Keyes

Commentator

28.57% (2 of 7 votes)

171

Katrina Pierson

Politician

27.27% (6 of 22 votes)

172

George Francis Train

Entrepreneur

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

173

Horace Greeley

Commentator

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

174

Norman Mailer

Author

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

175

Nancy Kulp

Actress

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

176

Tom Hayden

Advocate

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

177

Svetlana Savitskaya

Astronaut

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

178

Larry Flynt

Publisher

22.22% (8 of 36 votes)

179

Ken Dryden

Hockey Player

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

180

Aldo Ray

Actor

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

181

Randall Terry

Advocate

19.35% (6 of 31 votes)

182

Randolph Churchill (Winston's son)

Author

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

183

Fred Thompson

U.S. Senator

15.38% (6 of 39 votes)

184

Robert Bork

Judge

15.38% (2 of 13 votes)

185

Dick Anderson

Football Player

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

186

Laura Loomer

Politician

8.33% (1 of 12 votes)

187

Robert Maxwell

Publisher

5.88% (1 of 17 votes)

188

James Michener

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

189

Sam Huff

Football Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

190

Alexis Arguello

Boxer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

191

Jack Herer

Advocate

0% (0 of 2 votes)

192

A. Philip Randolph

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

193

Ralph Waite

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

194

Upton Sinclair

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

195

Bill Mauldin

Artist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

196

Rockwell Kent

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

197

H. Rider Haggard

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

198

Lasse Viren

Athlete

0% (0 of 2 votes)

199

Vicky Leandros

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

200

Jimmy McMillan

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

201

George Dewey

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 0 votes)

202

Tom T. Hall

Vocalist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

203

Bill Bowerman

Athlete

0% (0 of 2 votes)

204

Curtis LeMay

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 1 votes)

205

John W. Davis

Attorney

0% (0 of 1 votes)

206

Eliot Ness

Crime Fighter

0% (0 of 0 votes)

207

Anthony Trollope

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

208

John Glenn

Astronaut

0% (0 of 9 votes)

209

Shirley Temple Black

Actress

0% (0 of 8 votes)

210

Gallagher

Comedian

0% (0 of 1 votes)

211

Winfield Scott

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 1 votes)

212

Edward Arnold

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

213

Tony Robinson

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

214

P.T. Barnum

Circus Performer

0% (0 of 3 votes)

215

George Murphy

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

216

Ilona Staller

Adult Actress

0% (0 of 7 votes)

217

Jagmeet Singh

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

218

Slavoj Zizek

Philosopher

0% (0 of 0 votes)

219

Lewis Puller, Jr.

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 2 votes)

220

David Ricardo

Economist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

221

Jessie Street

Advocate

0% (0 of 1 votes)

222

Francis Bellamy

Author

0% (0 of 4 votes)

223

Richard Hatfield

Politician

0% (0 of 3 votes)

224

Amelia Boynton Robinson

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

225

St. John Philby

Explorer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

226

Brian Pallister

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

227

Marietta Canty

Actress

0% (0 of 4 votes)

228

Edgar Wallace

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

229

Jerry Butler (Vocalist)

Vocalist

0% (0 of 3 votes)

230

William Blackstone

Attorney

0% (0 of 3 votes)

231

Hilaire Belloc

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

232

John Burgoyne

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 2 votes)

233

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

234

Susan Fleming

Actress

0% (0 of 1 votes)

235

Howard Marks

Outlaw

0% (0 of 0 votes)

236

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

237

Owen D. Young

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 1 votes)

238

Mort Zuckerman

Financier

0% (0 of 1 votes)

239

Bob Richards

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

240

Heywood Broun

Commentator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

241

Stephen F. Austin

Patriot

0% (0 of 1 votes)

242

Tim McCoy

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

243

Frank Mahovlich

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

244

Peter Cooper

Philanthropist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

245

Maryline Blackburn

Beauty Contestant

0% (0 of 1 votes)

246

Guy Gabaldon

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 0 votes)

247

Dennis Hof

Pimp

0% (0 of 0 votes)

248

Manohar Aich

Bodybuilder

0% (0 of 5 votes)

249

William Fuld

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

250

Deszo Gyarmati

Swimmer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

251

Bob St. Clair

Football Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

252

José Hernandez

Astronaut

0% (0 of 2 votes)

253

Lar 'America First' Daly

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

254

Karen Morley

Actress

0% (0 of 2 votes)

255

James L. Farmer, Jr.

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

256

Peter Boulware

Football Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

257

Joseph Beuys

Performance Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

258

'Unsinkable' Molly Brown

Socialite

0% (0 of 6 votes)

259

Melina Mercouri

Actress

0% (0 of 2 votes)

260

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

261

Dick Tuck

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

262

Kinky Friedman

Vocalist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

263

Screaming Lord Sutch

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

264

Ben Jones

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

265

James Meredith

Advocate

0% (0 of 3 votes)

266

Peter Pocklington

Sports Executive

0% (0 of 0 votes)

267

Franco Zeffirelli

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 1 votes)

268

Egas Moniz

Doctor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

269

Peter Scott

Scientist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

270

Domenico Modugno

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

271

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Authors

0% (0 of 3 votes)

272

Thomas Dixon, Jr.

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

273

Dick Gregory

Comedian

0% (0 of 1 votes)

274

J.B. Priestley

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

275

Lew Wallace

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

276

Roy Acuff

Musician

0% (0 of 3 votes)

277

Mikis Theodorakis

Composer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

278

Irina Rodnina

Figure Skater

0% (0 of 1 votes)

279

Henry Fox Talbot

Inventor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

280

Red Kelly

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

281

Melvin B. Tolson

Educator

0% (0 of 2 votes)

282

James Jesse Strang

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 3 votes)

283

Clint Didier

Football Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

284

Auberon Waugh

Commentator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

285

Mario Savio

Advocate

0% (0 of 2 votes)

286

Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 1 votes)

287

Charles Templeton

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 1 votes)

288

Stetson Kennedy

Advocate

0% (0 of 1 votes)

289

John Silber

Educator

0% (0 of 2 votes)

290

Barry Commoner

Advocate

0% (0 of 1 votes)

291

Milt Campbell

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

292

Nick Clooney

TV Personality

0% (0 of 1 votes)

293

Jim Ryun

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

294

Bernadine Healy

Doctor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

295

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Musician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

296

Mickey Owen

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

297

Ernie Terrell

Boxer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

298

Mark Lane

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

299

Terry A. Anderson

Commentator

0% (0 of 1 votes)

300

Albert G. Spalding

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 1 votes)

301

Robert R. McCormick

Publisher

0% (0 of 1 votes)

302

Gary Merrill

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

303

Joseph Pulitzer

Commentator

0% (0 of 1 votes)

304

Man Mountain Dean

Wrestler

0% (0 of 1 votes)

305

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Playwright

0% (0 of 4 votes)

306

Svetlana Khorkina

Gymnast

0% (0 of 2 votes)

307

Jerry Doyle

Commentator

0% (0 of 2 votes)

308

Thomas Steen

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

309

Brian Propp

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

310

William J. Donovan

Spy

0% (0 of 1 votes)

311

Viacheslav Fetisov

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

312

Alexis de Tocqueville

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

313

Mario Vargas Llosa

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

314

Jose Saramago

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

315

Isidor and Ida Straus

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 3 votes)

316

Peter Stastny

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

317

John Buchan

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

318

Gabriele D'Annunzio

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

319

Ali Farka Toure

Musician

0% (0 of 2 votes)

320

Steve Barr

Educator

0% (0 of 2 votes)

321

Rita Pavone

Vocalist

0% (0 of 3 votes)

322

John B. 'Jack' Kelly

Athlete

0% (0 of 2 votes)

323

Bob Rae

Politician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

324

Jim Beatty

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

325

Roy Brown (Pilot)

Aviator

0% (0 of 1 votes)

326

Zhores Alferov

Scientist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

327

Isaac K. Funk

Publisher

0% (0 of 1 votes)

328

Oliver St. John Gogarty

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

329

Allan Lichtman

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

330

Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz

Athlete

0% (0 of 2 votes)

331

Leila Barros

Volleyball Player

0% (0 of 13 votes)

332

Bebeto (Soccer)

Soccer Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

333

Dilip Kumar

Actor

0% (0 of 4 votes)

334

Hema Malini

Actress

0% (0 of 3 votes)

335

Irving Grundman

Sports Executive

0% (0 of 0 votes)

336

Alexander Mackenzie (Explorer)

Explorer

0% (0 of 0 votes)