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Lauren Duca

How Clay Aiken Turned His 'American Idol' Loss Into A Bid For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.30.2015 | Home

It can be difficult to take Clay Aiken seriously. He's best known as the spiky-haired red-head, who lost to Ruben Studdard on "American Idol" in 2004 ...

Clay Aiken Opens Up About Being The 'Universal Punchline For Everything Gay'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

"American Idol" veteran and former North Carolina Democratic House candidate Clay Aiken joked that he's become the "universal punchline for everything...

Clay Aiken: My Campaign Faced So Much Cynicism, We Called It 'What The F**k Mountain'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.07.2015 | Home

Clay Aiken, the runner-up from the second season of "American Idol" who lost his bid for Congress in North Carolina in 2014, told HuffPost Live he fac...

Yet Again, Clay Aiken Finishes Second

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Home

Democrat and former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken was defeated by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) in the state's 2nd District Tuesday. Ellmers, who ...

Clay Aiken: Gay Marriage Is 'Not An Issue That's On The Radar For Most People' In His State District

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

"American Idol" veteran Clay AIken spoke to HuffPost Live this week about his decision to run for office in his home state. The openly gay Aiken, ...

Clay Aiken: 'American Idol' Is More Dignified Than Running For Congress

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Clay Aiken came in second during his stint on "American Idol" in 2003, but now he's part of a totally different kind of popularity contest -- a bid fo...

Amanda Terkel

Clay Aiken: Congress Could Learn A Thing Or 2 From 'American Idol'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Singer Clay Aiken launched his bid for Congress Wednesday, saying he was confident it was possible to win as a Democrat running in a con...

GOP Rep: Clay Aiken Couldn't Even Win 'American Idol,' Let Alone Congressional Seat

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Home

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) says she isn't too impressed by her potential new congressional challenger, former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken. ...

Clay Aiken Makes Moves Toward Congressional Bid: Report

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Home

Following earlier claims that Clay Aiken was considering a congressional run in North Carolina, a local report says the former "American Idol" contest...

Clay Aiken On What's Wrong With 'Idol'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Home

Clay Aiken has noticed a shift in "American Idol." Aiken, was the runner up in Season 2 of the Fox singing competition series said the show has shifte...