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Clay Aiken: “Give Donald Trump a chance!”

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Clay Aiken thinks Donald Trump is a worthy candidate.
"He is certainly the front-runner with no signs of that fading." ...

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GOP Rep. Ellmers beats Clay Aiken in North Carolina House race

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Clay Aiken
RALEIGH, N.C. – U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has won re-election to a third term representing North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. The incumbent Republican from Dunn defeated her Democratic opponent, singer and former reality-show star Clay Aiken of Cary. According to ...

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Election preview: Top 10 races to watch for LGBT candidates

Saturday, November 1, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic candidate for governor, greets spectators at the Portland Pride Parade, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Portland, Maine.
This year’s election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books: Voters in Massachusetts are expected to elect the nation’s first-ever openly gay state attorney general, and voters in Maine could very well elect the ...

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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Clay Aiken
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
Clay Aiken
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 ...

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

Monday, May 12, 2014
Keith Crisco
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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