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Just Like Cory Booker: 9 Other Heroic Political Figures Who've Saved Lives

First Posted: 04/13/2012 2:47 pm   Updated: 04/13/2012 4:49 pm

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has become a viral sensation after he ran into a burning building to save a neighbor. He's even inspired his very own Twitter hashtag.

But Booker isn't the only hero politician around.

From a president who saved dozens from drowning to a congressman who performed CPR at an airport, many of our political leaders have had illustrious and inspiring pasts. Heimlich maneuvers, organ donations and catching thieves -- these brave men and women have done it all.

Take a look at the nine most heroic politicians in recent history:

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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In 2004, former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, looked like his old film hero self when he saved a man from drowning in Hawaii, SF Gate reports.

Schwarzenegger was at a Maui resort vacationing with his family when he saw a swimmer in distress.

According to USA Today, the 'Terminator' star towed the man to safety with the help of a boogie board.

"This is so very Arnold," said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political analyst at the University of Southern California. "He is the action governor, right?"
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