3. Jerry Springer Becomes Jerry Springer
Highest Office Held: Mayor of Cincinnati
Most of the politicians on this list are more famous for their political lives than their post-political downfalls, but Springer will be best remembered for his life after his time as a Cincinnati lawmaker came to an end. You'd have thought his political career would've been dead after he admitted to hiring a prostitute, but he actually mounted a successful mayoral run on the heels of the news.
Springer moved from politics to journalism on his own accord, after an unsuccessful Senate bid. He became a local newsman for a period before finding his true calling as talk show bottom-feeder. As you know, this propelled him to national prominence, allowing you to watch your first televised catfight.