Clay Aiken to Run for Congress

by William White | February 5, 2014 12:09 pm

Clay Aiken, announced on Wednesday[1], that he will be running for Congress in North Carolina.

NewLetters Clay Aiken to Run for Congress[2]
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Clay Aiken plans to run for North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District seat. That seat is currently held by Rep. Renee Ellmers. Aiken is seeking to be the Democratic nomination for the seat and will likely run against Keith Crisco and Toni Morris for the position. He also announced that his career in the entertainment industry will be paused while he works to help Congress focus on jobs, the economy and education, reports the Associated Press.

“I saw this as the best place I could serve because I think Washington, in general, is dysfunctional,” Clay Aiken told NewsObserver[3]. “I think it’s high time we put people in Congress who were not beholden to their party and not beholden to anything but the people who they live around and grew up around, in my case.”

Ellmers commented that Clay Aiken’s music career must not being going well if he is looking to run for Congress, NewsObserver notes.

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Endnotes:
  1. announced on Wednesday: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CLAY_AIKEN_CONGRESS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-02-05-08-40-00
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  3. NewsObserver: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/05/3591343/clay-aiken-makes-it-official-he.html#emlnl=Breaking_News

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