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Comedienne Victoria Jackson loses political bid in Tennessee

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Aug 08, 2014 | 12:20pm EDT

Conservative comedienne Victoria Jackson has lost her bid to run for political office in Tennessee. The former Saturday Night Live regular, who appeared on the U.S. comedy show from 1986 to 1992, ran as an independent candidate in local elections in a bid to win a seat on the Williamson County Commission, but she attracted just 632 votes - less than half of those garnered by winning participants Judy Lynch Herbert and Betsey Hester after Thursday's (07Aug14) election results were tallied. The 55-year-old funnywoman wasn't the only celebrity to stumble in her fledgling political career in Tennessee on Thursday - former U.S. TV judge Joe Brown also failed in his efforts to become the district attorney for Shelby County after the Democrat lost to Republican incumbent Amy Weirich.

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