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Clay Aiken, Democratic candidate for U.S. representative of North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, gives his concession speech in Sanford, N.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 after losing to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Abbi O'Leary)

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runner-up: Despite his name recognition as a former "American Idol" contestant, Clay Aiken still polls well behind Republican Renee L. Elmers. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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The candidates in the 2nd Congressional District race, Clay Aiken, right, and Renee Ellmers, leave the stage after the taping of a debate on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Raul R. Rubiera) ** FILE **

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** FILE ** In this May 6, 2014, file photo, Clay Aiken speaks to supporters during an election night watch party in Holly Springs, N.C. 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, May 13, 2014, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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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. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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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. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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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. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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** FILE ** In this May 6, 2014, file photo, Clay Aiken speaks to supporters during an election night watch party in Holly Springs, N.C. 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, May 13, 2014, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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Congressional candidate Keith Crisco, who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken, died from injuries sustained in a fall on Monday. (Associated Press)

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Congressional candidate Keith Crisco, who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken, died from injuries sustained in a fall on Monday. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this May 6, 2014 file photo, congressional candidate Keith Crisco addresses supporters at Lumina Wine & Beer in Asheboro, N.C. Crisco, a North Carolina textile entrepreneur locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken, died in a home accident Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett, File)

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FILE - In this May 6, 2014 file photo, congressional candidate Keith Crisco addresses supporters at Lumina Wine & Beer in Asheboro, N.C. Crisco, a North Carolina textile entrepreneur locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken, died in a home accident Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett, File)

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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. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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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. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)