Wilbert Lee O‘Daniel, known as "Pappy O'Daniel," was a two term Governor of Texas and a U.S. Senator. But before, during and after that, he was a flour salesman on the radio with a hillbilly band.
O‘Daniel ran for Governor as a successful businessman who was sick and tired of professional politicians and fed up with corporate media. The political establishment thought O'Daniel was a joke until he beat them – and changed politics in Texas.