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Aiken working to overcome singing fame to be considered a political candidate

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Congressional candidate Clay Aiken says voters in North Carolina are getting a different look at him from his "American Idol" background.

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Clay Aiken declared winner in N.C. Democratic congressional primary

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. — “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, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival.

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Keith Crisco, opponent of Clay Aiken in N.C. Democratic primary, dies in accident

Monday, May 12, 2014
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ASHEBORO, N.C. -- A North Carolina textile entrepreneur locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken has died.

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Unofficial results give Aiken a win in N.C. primary, but absentee ballots remain

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Clay Aiken speaks to supporters during an election night watch party in Holly Springs, N.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Aiken is seeking the Democratic nomination for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken held a slight edge over textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco in a congressional primary election Wednesday, with officials working to count every last ballot before declaring a winner.

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Clay Aiken holds slim lead in N.C. primary, but race too close to call

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Clay Aiken, right, speaks to supporters during an election night watch party in Holly Springs, N.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Aiken is seeking the Democratic nomination for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- 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.

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Opponent’s campaign attacks Clay Aiken as ‘San Francisco values’

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.)
RALEIGH, N.C. — LGBT North Carolinians reacted swiftly Wednesday to a statement from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ campaign team, which used coded anti-LGBT language to attack Clay Aiken, who earlier announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress.

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Clay Aiken announces bid for U.S. Congress

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. — Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday - this one to get elected to the U.S. Congress in his native North Carolina.

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Democratic consultant confirms: Clay Aiken considering run for Congress

Saturday, January 25, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Pop singer Clay Aiken, who first made a name for himself as a contestant on "American Idol," is considering a run for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District, a state Democratic Party consultant confirmed on Friday.

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Report: Clay Aiken ‘actively considering’ run for U.S. House

Saturday, January 4, 2014
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Former “American Idol” finalist Clay Aiken is actively considering a bid to represent North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report by the Washington Blade.

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Clay Aiken: Proposed NC anti-gay marriage amendment ‘goes too far’

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Singer Clay Aiken, a North Carolina native, said he loves his home state but is deeply unhappy about proposed amendment to the state constitution that would ban same sex marriages. The former "American Idol" contestant spoke out about the amendment in a video posted to YouTube on Monday.

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