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From Khizr Khan to Ken Bone, the Ordinary People Thrust Into the Election Spotlight


Ordinary people suddenly found themselves at the center of the unforgettable election cycle.

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Ken Bone became an internet phenomenon and household name after the sweater-clad audience member asked the candidates about their energy policies during a town hall-style debate.

Bone told Inside Edition he is looking forward to the end of his 15 minutes of fame once a winner is picked.

"It has been fun, but I can see if this was your whole life and you couldn't go anywhere, you would want it over pretty fast," he told Inside Edition. 

Khizr Khan became icon of the 2016 campaign during the Democratic National Convention when he spoke about his soldier son who had been killed in Iraq in 2004 — and famously challenged Donald Trump to read the Constitution.

Khan was by Hillary Clinton’s side at campaign stops over the weekend as the candidates made their final push for votes before Election Day.

The USA Freedom Kids performed at Trump rallies and became a household name overnight.

Many fell in love or hate with them, thanks to their infectious tune about the GOP candidate.

Rachel Casey was the Trump supporter surrounded by an angry mob and pelted with eggs over the summer before she was able to escape into the lobby of a hotel in San Jose, California.

"That night, I was like 'Wow, I am all over the news. My face is everywhere nationwide.' I couldn't believe it," she told Inside Edition.

The video of Hillary Clinton fainting outside Ground Zero during the September 11 memorial had many on edge. It was recorded by a man named Zdenek Gazda, who moved to the U.S. from the Czech Republic 24 years ago.

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She was taken to her daughter Chelsea’s apartment, and a campaign spokesperson said she was simply "overheated." It was later revealed the Democratic presidential candidate had pneumonia.

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