Clay Aiken

File photo of Clay Aiken. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Candidate Aiken Says People See Him Differently

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Congressional candidate Clay Aiken says voters in North Carolina are getting a different look at him from his “American Idol” background. Aiken told NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday that music has opened doors […]

05/20/2014

File photo of Clay Aiken. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Clay Aiken Wins NC Dem Congressional Primary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, […]

05/13/2014

Clay Aiken was holding a slim lead over Keith Cisco before the 71-year-old businessman was found dead in his home, apparently from a fall.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Clay Aiken’s Opponent Found Dead

71-year-old Congressional candidate Keith Crisco died from a fall at his home Monday afternoon.

05/12/2014

Clay Aiken speaks onstage at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis on March 28, 2009 in New York City. (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Report: Clay Aiken Holds 372-Vote Lead In Too Close To Call Dem Primary

The Democratic congressional primary race between former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco remained very close and without a clear winner.

05/07/2014

Republicans have made ousting Sen. Kay Hagan one of their national goals. North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis won the GOP primary to face Hagan in the Fall. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tillis Wins GOP Nod To Challenge Democrat Hagen For Senate Seat

Republican Thom Tillis will not face a run-off against his fellow Republicans, he will face incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagen in November.

05/06/2014

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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 […]

02/27/2014

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

02/05/2014

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.

01/03/2014

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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.

09/04/2012

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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

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