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By David Keene
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Topic - Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken, congressional hopeful and former "American Idol" finalist, announced a successful second quarter of fundraising, outpacing GOP challenger Rep. Renee L. Ellmers.
Democratic congressional candidate Clay Aiken said Wednesday that "at the end of the day," President Obama is responsible for the Veterans Affairs scandal.
Democratic congressional candidate Clay Aiken has reportedly deleted a tweet in which he fantasized about punching conservative author Ann Coulter "in the face."
Congressional candidate Clay Aiken says voters in North Carolina are getting a different look at him from his "American Idol" background.
"American Idol" star Clay Aiken was certified the winner of the North Carolina Democratic congressional party with a lead of less than 400 votes, just one day after his main contender, Keith Crisco, was found dead in his home.
Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken praised the North Carolina entrepreneur who died as he trailed him in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary for a Congressional seat, saying Keith Crisco never forgot his humble beginnings.
"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.
In a stunning turn of events, North Carolina congressional candidate Keith Crisco, who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary race with former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken, was found dead in his home Monday, according to reports.
The entrepreneur who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken died Monday, his family said.
Clay Aiken, the North Carolinian "American Idol"-turned-congressional hopeful, was still waiting Wednesday for the final results of his primary against fellow Democrat Keith Crisco.
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.
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.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers and former state Sen. David Rouzer won Republican Party primaries on Tuesday in closely watched North Carolina congressional races.
Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn't have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn't mean voters in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress.
The former "American Idol" runner-up who's gunning for a congressional seat in North Carolina, says the new health care law is rocky in places and should have done more to address health care costs.
"I don't care what party they're in," Aiken says of voters in the central North Carolina district, "I'll talk to whoever."
And he said reporters are the only people asking whether being a gay man could impede his campaign to represent such a conservative district.