Every election season, politicians vie for endorsements from key public figures. Here, we take a look at endorsements for which no one asked but were received anyway. Any we missed? Let us know in the comments.
Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, supported President Obama's stance on gay marriage and said on May 24 that she "would vote for Obama."(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
Former Major League Baseball pitcher John Rocker said he would vote for Mitt Romney "by default."(AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)
Former president George W. Bush casually endorsed Mitt Romney as he entered an elevator saying, "I'm for Mitt Romney." However, the likelihood of Romney campaigning with the former president who he frequently refers to as "Obama's predecessor" appears very slim.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi showed her support for a Donald Trump presidency (a little late) saying, "I thought Trump was gonna run, but he's not, right? I would endorse him and vote for him."(AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
In the fall of 2011, Hugo Chavez endorsed a movement. He supported Occupy Wall Street, denouncing the "horrible repression" of the American people.
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Rocker Ted Nugent created trouble for Mitt Romney when he called for conservatives to "chop [the Obama administration's] heads off in November." Nugent maintains his comments were not threats.(AP Photo/Jon C. Hancock)
Socialite Kim Kardashian pledged her support for President Obama after he endorsed same-sex marriage in May. A frequent point made by gay-rights activists is that same-sex marriage can't hurt the institution of marriage more than Kardashian has--her recent union lasted 72 days.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Just days before the 2004 election, Osama bin Laden endorsed John Kerry for president.(RAHIMULLAH YOUSAFZAI/AP/dapd)
Democrat Jerry Springer (sort of) endorsed Republican Bob Turner when Turner ran to replace disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. Turner, a former media executive, was responsible for launching "The Jerry Springer Show." Springer said it was "gutsy" for Turner to stand by the show.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Libya's Muammar el-Qaddafi gave a strange endorsement to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, keeping a photo album of her.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)