Musicians Who Wowed Us Onstage—Then Won Our Votes

Martha Reeves Vandellas

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First they made music for us, and then they made laws for us. While many actors have run for office and become politicians (and even president), they’re not the only ones: musicians and pop stars also have a long history of turning their passion from the music scene to a political one. One thing’s for sure: They know how to win over an audience. And isn’t that, ultimately, what every politician wants (or needs) to do? Our friends at take a look at which notable music stars went from the stage to running for office. By Nina Hämmerling Smith

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