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Clay Aiken Is Unlikely to Oust Renee Ellmers in North Carolina, Even With Bill Maher's Help

Steven Greene | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Steven Greene

While Ellmers is not overwhelmingly popular and has made her share of mis-steps (i.e., Congress needs to dumb things down to speak "on a woman's level;"), there is little reason at this point to believe Aiken will be able to claim this seat.

10 Things I Didn't Know About Clay Aiken

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.05.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Clay Aiken was in San Francisco fundraising for his run for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional district. Here are 10 things I learned about him: ...

Clay Aiken Wins Primary In North Carolina House Race

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "American Idol" entertainer Clay Aiken has won a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat. ...

Too Close To Call

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democratic congressional primary race between former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Cr...

Stephen Colbert Demands To Know Why Clay Aiken Is Running For Congress

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.01.2014 | Comedy

"American Idol" runner up Clay Aiken is running for congress from the great state of North Carolina, and Stephen Colbert wants to know why. Watch ...

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 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices

"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...

Clay Aiken Vying For Seat In Heavily Republican District

AP | By EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn't have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn't mean voters in North Carolina's 2nd...

New Ad Questions Clay Aiken's 'Invisible' Presence On Presidential Committee

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

One of Clay Aiken's Democratic primary opponents is attacking the former "American Idol" runner-up for missing meetings during his tenure on the Presi...

Amanda Terkel

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

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...

IT'S OFFICIAL: Clay Aiken Running For Congress

AP | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina. Aiken said Wednesday he'll seek the Dem...

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

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

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

Stephen Calabria

Don't Expect The Words 'Congressman Clay Aiken' Any Time Soon

HuffingtonPost.com | Stephen Calabria | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

Singer Clay Aiken has been exploring a bid for Congress, but history suggests he may face an uphill battle if he runs. Recent reports say the form...

Clay Aiken Makes Moves Toward Congressional Bid: Report

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

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 Reportedly Considering Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Clay Aiken, best known for being the runner-up in the second season of American Idol, is considering a run for Congress, the Washington Blade reports....

Michelangelo Signorile

LISTEN: Clay Aiken Discusses 'Celebrity Apprentice' Finale, North Carolina's Amendment One, And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.19.2012 | Gay Voices

A few days before his face-off with Arsenio Hall on the finale of Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” (Sunday night on NBC), Clay Aiken wa...