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Clay Aiken

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Clay Aiken Officially Joining NC Congress Race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Singer and actor Clay Aiken is now officially making the switch to wear the hat of a North Carolina congressional candidate. The former “American Idol” runner-up planned Thursday to file his […]


The "American Idol" star will run as a Democrat for the seat held by Renee Ellmers. (Getty Images)

Clay Aiken To Run For Congress In North Carolina

“American Idol” star will announce he’s seeking the seat currently held by Renee Ellmers


Aiken placed 2nd in the 2003 "American Idol" but went on to build a successful singing and  Broadway career. (Getty Images)(

Report: Clay Aiken Considering Run For Congress

Democratic sources say Aiken has been consulting with political advisors in Washington and Raleigh.


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Opinion: Famous People Should Keep Their Mouths Shut During Political Conventions

It is strange that famous people think the world gives a hoot about their political views. Last week, a good number of famed and fortuned people spoke their anti-Republican and anti-Romney prejudiced-minds regarding the Republican National Convention.


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Clay Aiken, Influential North Carolinians Join Forces Against Amendment One

This May 8th, less than a month away, voters will have the option to decide the future of many North Carolina residents. The state is working to incorporate a new state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, domestic partnership, common-law marriage and civil unions. One of our homegrown talents, American Idol runner up Clay Aiken, is speaking out as a gay, North Carolina resident about the harms of Amendment One.

CBS Charlotte–04/11/2012