- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

An upcoming docuseries might be bittersweet for Clay Aiken, who allowed a camera crew to follow his every move since announcing his failed bid to represent North Carolina’s 2nd District.

The four-hour documentary follows the “American Idol” runner-up on the campaign trail. No surprise endings though. America already knows he lost Tuesday to incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers.

The show will air on the Esquire Network some time in early 2015, The Washington Post reported.

Mr. Aiken, who was also a runner-up on “Celebrity Apprentice,” allowed the network to film his “strategy meetings, debate prep, town halls, bus tours and door-to-door canvassing,” according to a press release.

“The series examines what it takes to run a campaign from the perspective of a candidate who is both a newcomer to the American political scene, and also a well-known celebrity,” Esquire said, The Post reported. “Throughout, Aiken struggles with his desire to be seen as a viable candidate and his need to convince voters (and America) to take him seriously.”



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