Forget reality TV.
The presidential campaign could be just the ticket from nowhere to notoriety.
It can be done with a heartfelt story. An off-hand remark. Or simply by having a distant connection to someone who's Somebody.
Here's a look at few people who went from being relative nobodies to political stars.
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