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Kim Kardashian For Mayor: Reality Star's Political Plans Explained

Posted: 04/19/2012 10:48 am Updated: 04/19/2012 10:48 am

A couple days ago, we learned that Kim Kardashian's life plans involve more than just dominating television, magazines and retail stores. She wants power - -political power.

In a previously unreleased clip of "Khloe & Lamar," the 31-year-old can be seen telling her sister Khloe that she plans to run for mayor of Glendale, Calif., in 2017.

We weren't the only ones surprised by her political aspirations, and a rep for the reality star took the time to explain her client's plans. "Kim has always looked for opportunities to grow and also do what she can to help support the Armenian community," her rep said in a statement to Us Weekly. "She's learning more about the ways in which she can help to do her part to make a difference in the community."

Kim has her sights set on Glendale because the town is home to one of the largest Armenian communities outside Armenia.

We'll have to wait a few years to see if Kim follows through on her political plans, but it's not as if she'd be the first celebrity to run for office.

Whether they've played a president or congressman in a movie or are the spawn of a once presidential hopeful, these celebrities and fauxlebrities alike have gotten political.

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  • Alec Baldwin

    We all know Alec Baldwin looks good in a suit -- could that be why <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/05/is-alec-baldwin-interested-in-political-office-the-answer-is-yes/" target="_hplink">he's "very, very interested" in running for political office</a>?

  • Wyclef Jean

    Wyclef Jean was very public about his intention to run for Haitian president in 2010 -- before finding out he was ineligible.

  • Jerry Springer

    Jerry Springer proved his power in baby daddy battles and in politics when he became mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1977.

  • Ben Affleck

    There's no doubt that Ben Affleck wears his political affiliations on his sleeves -- and, when it comes to running for the real deal rather than just playing a lawmaker on-screen, Ben isn't opposed to the idea.

  • Kal Penn

    From "House" to the White House, Kal Penn quit his on-camera gig to become the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/07/kal-penn-leaving-house-fo_n_183904.html" target="_hplink">associate director in the White House office of public liaison</a> -- a job that's putting Penn on the map in terms fulfilling his interest in running for political office.

  • Stephen Colbert

    Although he only plays political on "The Colbert Report," there isn't a Stephen Colbert fan out there who wouldn't like to see the comedian give the real deal a go.

  • Jon Stewart

    Like his buddy Stephen Colbert, there's no doubt that rumors of "The Daily Show" host, Jon Stewart's political aspirations will continue to pepper his career.

  • Donald Trump

    'Will he or won't he?' seemed to be the question on everyone's minds as Donald Trump not so subtly hinted at a 2012 presidential run. In the end, Trump fooled us all -- "The Apprentice" ratings went up before his candidacy went out the window.

  • Bristol Palin

    Like mother, like daughter. According to HuffPost Celeb's Rob Shuter, Bristol is <a href="http://www.popeater.com/2011/02/09/bristol-palin-political-office/" target="_hplink">eyeing her future in the political spotlight</a>.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    From "The Terminator" to The Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger served as the governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

  • Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood put his cowboy boot-clad foot into politics when he became mayor of Carmel, California in 1986.

  • Ronald Reagan

    Before he became the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan tried his hand at acting, appearing in films like "Cowboy from Brooklyn" and "Kings Row."

  • Shirley Temple Black

    President Nixon appointed Shirley Temple Black to the 24th General Assembly of the United Nations in 1969 before serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana.

  • Sonny Bono

    Sonny Bono won the Palm Springs, California mayoral race in 1988 before joining the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994.

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