Clay Aiken http://wunc.org en Political Junkie Ken Rudin Talks NC Congressional Races, Legislature's Short Session http://wunc.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-talks-nc-congressional-races-legislatures-short-session <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a busy week for North Carolina politics. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">The race for North Carolina’s congressional seat in the 2nd District is set. Former American Idol star Clay Aiken will face incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers in November. </span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:19:27 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 35613 at http://wunc.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin Talks NC Congressional Races, Legislature's Short Session Too Close To Call: Ex-Idol Clay Aiken And Keith Crisco Go Home Without Knowing Winner http://wunc.org/post/too-close-call-ex-idol-clay-aiken-and-keith-crisco-go-home-without-knowing-winner <p></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:32:59 +0000 Jorge Valencia 35076 at http://wunc.org Clay Aiken Suspends His Singing Career To Enter Politics http://wunc.org/post/clay-aiken-suspends-his-singing-career-enter-politics <p>A North Carolinian who gained fame through the TV show American Idol has decided to run for Congress. Clay Aiken officially declared his candidacy in the Second Congressional District Wednesday. The announcement has put a formerly sleepy race in the national spotlight.</p><p>Many people are familiar with Clay Aiken because of his impressive rise on the second season of American Idol. Although he emerged as the runner-up, Aiken later released a debut album that went straight to the top of the Billboard 200.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 30111 at http://wunc.org Clay Aiken Suspends His Singing Career To Enter Politics Clay Aiken Announces His Run For Congress http://wunc.org/post/clay-aiken-announces-his-run-congress <p></p><p>Teacher and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken announced he'll run as a Democrat for the state's second Congressional district.</p><p></p><p>In a campaign video, he described his humble beginnings, growing up poor in North Carolina. He said he's got leadership experience.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:54:45 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30068 at http://wunc.org Clay Aiken Announces His Run For Congress