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Clay Aiken’s Rumored Run for Congress A Reality

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Clay Aiken was rumored to be considering a run for Congress in North Carolina just a few weeks ago. Now it seems that rumor is far closer to a reality than it was before. The political website The Hill reports that the former American Idol runner up is preparing to throw his hat into the ring against Rep. Renee Ellmers. Aikens’ official campaign launch is expected to take place in February.

North Carolina Democrats reportedly aren’t thrilled with the notion of Clay Aiken running for Congress. They fear that voters won’t take the actor and singer seriously.

“I’m disappointed to see what’s probably going to be a primary now in what’s already a really tough, conservative seat,” one unnamed Democrat said about the likely run. “There’s a candidate already in the race who has a very solid resume. But I guess we’re going to hash it out with a primary now. We’re not real thrilled.”

Clay Aiken is a gay father of a little boy named Parker, who was born via in-vitro fertilization. He is 35 years old. Aiken has been making political commentary on his Twitter account for weeks now. He posted the following on January 15th.

Former N.C. Commerce Secretary Keith Criscoe is expected to announce his candidacy for the same seat as Clay Aiken, which could potentially spell disaster for the singer. Still his determination and recent advocacy for gay rights and the rights of gay teens has got to speak for something.

Do you think North Carolina is ready to elect a gay man to Congress? Or is the southern state still a bit too conservative for the likes of Clay Aiken just yet?

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Clay Aiken’s Rumored Run for Congress A Reality
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  • JL

    I don't care about him being gay. It is the honesty part I care about. Our leaders aren't honest and their dishonesty leads to poverty and death. I don't think people realize this but basically the entire bush administration is wanted for war crimes in most parts of the world. Even freaking Ireland has called Bush a War Criminal. Ireland!!

    People in this country have no idea how the world views this country. It isn't good. I promise you this.

    • PB

      JL – Time to get over the Bush Administration and move on to he Obama Administration.

      So gays are honest? Is that why they "come out of the closet" – to be honest.

      I say we a penis check on Clay and we find out "he's" really a female impersonating a male. How honest would that be?

      Cheers!

      • john60

        Maybe you really want to personally so go right ahead,smh

      • PeggyJane

        His sex life is none of our business and does not make him who he is. Clay is humble, responsible, trustworthy, and intelligent. Those are the qualities that are going to make him a great politician. He's also a great father, friend, and partner. Nobody can ever take that away from him. Especially ignorant comments about his sexual life which belongs between him and his partner in their bedroom.

      • marty

        wow. you are a douche.

  • PeggyJane

    I wish I lived in NC just to vote for him. This guy has an incredible humble heart, thinking of others always before himself. I would trust him completely. You go, Clay, and don't let politics change you!

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