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Lauren Duca

How Clay Aiken Turned His 'American Idol' Loss Into A Bid For Congress | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment

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 Id...

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

Steven Greene | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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.

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...

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...

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....