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-He was a celebrity actor and bodybuilder with no political experience.
-He championed a popular ballot measure in California to expand after-school programs.
-Rumors circulated that he was interested in running for political office, but the idea seemed implausible.
-He ran for governor, won and was reelected.
Lance Armstrong's story goes like this:
-He was a celebrity cyclist with no political experience.
-He championed a popular ballot measure in Texas to expand cancer research.
-Rumors circulated that he was interested in running for political office.
Sounds implausible to me.
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