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Celebrities in Politics

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In a Path to the Podium video, see how celebrities get involved in politics. While some celebrities stump for causes or candidates, the celebrities in this video take it to the next level by holding political office. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Mr. Universe and star of Terminator, is nicknamed "the governator" after being elected the governor of California in 2003. Sonny Bono, who sold more than 40 million records as part of Sonny and Cher, was elected to Congress as a Republican for Palm Springs, CA in 1994. Clint Eastwood, a favorite movie star, was elected mayor of Carmel, California in 1986. Shirley Temple Black, once America's top-grossing box office star, was appointed as the first female Chief of Protocol of the U.S. Ronald Reagan, who once starred in a string of B-movies, became the governor of California in 1966; 15 years later, he becomes the President of the United States.