Election Day 2010: 10 Best Athletes Turned Politicians

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Election Day 2010: 10 Best Athletes Turned Politicians

It is the first Tuesday in November, and in even-numbered years, that means big national and local political elections. Across the country, a buzz of anticipation leaves us to wonder how much will change in the wake of these proceedings.

For those who love sports, there are always familiar names on national ballots. No fewer than three U.S. presidents were once major athletes, and ex-jocks with lofty athletic resumes dot the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

Some guys, like Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger, capitalized on tangentially sports-related celebrity to gain their offices. Others, though, were legitimate and dedicated members of the sporting world before venturing into the world of politics.

Who are the 10 best and most notable men who made the transition? Read on.

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