Brett Favre is back in the new, and its not because he's making an NFL comeback.

Its because the man christened by the internet as "Muscle Santa", who also happens to be the NFL's all-time leading passer is on the video campaign trail for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, who is facing a primary runoff on June 24.

Now the old grey quarterback isn't getting behind the mic just yet, but his participation in the democratic process got us thinking over at GiveMeSport about those athletes who have turned a sports career into a political career. 

Here's a look at five of the top athletes turned politicians. 

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