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Clay Aiken of ‘American Idol’
weighs congressional run in
North Carolina: report

New York Daily News, by Leslie Larson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/3/2014 8:41:45 AM

Former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken may run for Congress in his native North Carolina. The 35-year-old singer is in discussions with some Democratic insiders in Washington about making a bid for seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, sources told the Washington Blade. Aiken would be running to represent the 2nd Congressional District currently filled by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.). Candidates in the May 6 primary must file their campaign paperwork by Feb. 28. Aiken has reportedly met with reps from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, pollsters at the Hart Research Associates and operatives in Raleigh to gauge their

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus, 1/3/2014 8:45:28 AM     (No. 9677816)

Maybe Hillary will make it Secretary of State.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/3/2014 8:46:09 AM     (No. 9677818)

Pink tutus and rainbow stickers for all!

On a serious note, it´s a sad indictment of our political system that pollsters are among the first to be consulted on a run, but then it´s Democrats we´re talking about - no principles, no standards, no ideas, just drag ´em across the finish line and make it up as you go along. See also: Obama, Barack.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 1/3/2014 9:44:47 AM     (No. 9677891)

Just what we need. Another Pink Tutu, Red Diaper shallow Hollywood know it all with a pervert´s agenda.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 1/3/2014 9:48:07 AM     (No. 9677898)

Just what we need. Another clueless, idiot liberal singer to be a puppet vote for King Obama and Queen Pelosi. The people of North Carolina are hopefully smarter than this pathetic ploy by the evilcrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: yuban, 1/3/2014 9:56:35 AM     (No. 9677914)

I was about to read the article but then I saw the pic and just couldn´t do it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/3/2014 10:27:41 AM     (No. 9677963)

#4,

I hope so, but after generations of children indoctrinated at UNC-Chapel Hill and all the Yankees who have moved here, I don´t know.

Our newspapers are owned by McClatchy and the New York Times. Our cities are on the Detroit track. And the country club Republicans don´t get off their butts to vote.

Scary really.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grady, 1/3/2014 10:44:28 AM     (No. 9677997)

Please don´t Mr. Aiken.
You would just be another token exploited by your
so call liberal buddies.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/3/2014 10:53:42 AM     (No. 9678020)

SWeet babbling Buddha

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Reply 9 - Posted by: provide, 1/3/2014 10:54:15 AM     (No. 9678024)

When is Chas Bono going to run?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 1/3/2014 10:58:43 AM     (No. 9678034)

Clay had to "come out" after he was caught on video propositioning another man. Before that, he professed to be a devout Christian. Like so many gay men, his sexuality trumps everything. My prediction: if he runs, he will lose.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/3/2014 11:02:48 AM     (No. 9678046)

The only candidates that the democrats can find are high recognition idiots with no real talent!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/3/2014 11:30:10 AM     (No. 9678087)

Awwww, isn´t that cute?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 1/3/2014 12:20:23 PM     (No. 9678152)

You get what you deserve.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: linkay6, 1/3/2014 12:28:31 PM     (No. 9678168)

I don´t watch American Idol and don´t know how much talent he has or doesn´t have. But why do actors, artists, etc. always seem to think they can need to run for office? Just because their name is "out there" doesn´t make them qualified!?!?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 1/3/2014 1:33:02 PM     (No. 9678262)

Would the press think he lacks ´gravitas´?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Screwgun, 1/3/2014 2:34:29 PM     (No. 9678370)

Jim Neighbors Jr. should stick to making crappy Christmas albums.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: formerNYer, 1/3/2014 3:30:24 PM     (No. 9678434)

His singing career is dead he might as well lose an election too.

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