Second Congressional District

Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Clay Aiken Suspends His Singing Career To Enter Politics

Clay Aiken plans to run as a Democratic candidate in North Carolina's Second Congressional District.
Credit Jessica Jones

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.

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.

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