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Clay Aiken

Yet Again, Clay Aiken Finishes Second

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

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's Latest Attack Ad Is Off Key

FactCheck.org | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Clay Aiken’s latest attack ad against incumbent Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers hits a coup...

Is the World Ready for Out, Black Male Artists?

Donovan Thompson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Donovan Thompson

Fortunately, finally, we are being offered great music from real performers that happen to be gay like Sam Smith, but it's not enough. As a black man, I would love to celebrate artists that can offer a multitude of truthful creative stories on a larger scale.

Clay Aiken Thinks Jennifer Lawrence Deserved To Get Nude Pictures Stolen

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Clay Aiken, the "American Idol" phenomenon who is now running for Congress in North Carolina, had tough words for celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence w...

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.

10 Things I Didn't Know About Clay Aiken

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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: ...

5 Easy Things That Members of Congress Could Be Doing for Our Military and Veterans, But Aren't

Clay Aiken | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Clay Aiken

Encouraging companies to hire veterans and supporting veteran entrepreneurship should be a no-brainer. Our veterans leave the armed forces equipped with leadership and specialized skills and a sense of duty that can't be taught in a classroom.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: From Akin to Ellmers to Aiken

Jane Fonda | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Jane Fonda

North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who is running against Clay Aiken this November, urged the Republican Party, especially men in the party, to bring policy discussion "down to a woman's level."

Friday Talking Points -- Brain Damage

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Karl Rove successfully manipulated the entire news media this week. Rove's specialty is to take what could be considered a reasonable idea, and then twist it beyond recognition while dragging it through the swampiest mud he can dream up.

Clay Aiken's Dem Opponent Found Dead Days After Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Former North Carolina Commerce Secretary and businessman Keith Crisco, who challenged former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomina...

Friday Talking Points -- Benghazi Frenzy!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a noticeable change this week. Republicans as a whole seem to be pivoting away from their stated singular campaign theme of "Obamacare is the root of all the country's problems."

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...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

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...

Look Inside Clay Aiken's $2.7 Million Mansion

Celebuzz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Maybe Clay Aiken will have better luck in the political game, because somehow we're thinking his future as a real estate tycoon may not quite work out...

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....

'Law and Order: SVU' Season 15, Episode 7 Recap: Almost Like 'American Idol,' But With Terrible Crimes

Anna Taberski | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Anna Taberski

While last week we got fake Weinergate, this week we get fake "American Idol."