Celebrities Who Entered Politics
Famous for harmonizing with Cher on records and bickering with her on TV, Sonny Bono entered politics much like Clint Eastwood did, becoming mayor of a California town (Palm Springs) when local bureaucracy stymied his business plans (he was trying to open a restaurant). The Republican served as mayor for four years, then was elected to Congress in 1994. When he died in a skiing accident in 1998, his widow, Mary, was elected to fill out the remainder of his term.
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