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April 24, 2014


American Idol Clay Aiken Running For Congress – His Message Connects (VIDEO)


Clay Aiken is running for Congress and he is for real.

Clay Aiken North Carolina Congress Clay Aiken appeared on the The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd today. He is running for Congress as a Democrat. He is vying to replace Congresswoman Renne Ellmers (R-NC). North Carolina’s 2nd district is fairly Republican. President Obama lost it by 16 points in 2012.

That said, after listening to Clay Aiken and given the current disdain for Congress, this may be the time for someone like Clay Aiken to run a campaign to unseat Ellmers. Aiken came across very knowledgeable on the issues. He did not allow Chuck Todd to push him into a corner about Obamacare (ACA). He did not run away from it. He highlighted its benefits and expressed the necessary openness to change it where needed.

Congresswoman Renne Ellmers has dismissed Clay Aiken’s candidacy. In fact she did it in a rather unseemly manner. The Huffington Post reported the following.

In a radio interview with WMAL last week, the congresswoman was asked about Aiken, who is exploring a run in the Democratic primary.

“Apparently, his performing career is not going so well. He’s very bored,” Ellmers said. “I’ll tell you, I’m a little hurt. I think he has an incredible voice and he’s incredibly talent, and I’d rather have his support.”

The hosts then asked Ellmers if she had voted for Aiken during his stint on the popular Fox reality show.

“As we know, he didn’t really fare all that well. He was runner-up,” she said. “He also didn’t win on ['Celebrity Apprentice'].. so I guess the next step is Congress. You know, we don’t have a very high approval rating so I guess the bar’s been lowered for him.”

Clay Aiken cannot be counted out.

Pundits are counting Clay Aiken out. It may be much too soon to do this. He displayed something special in this video and in the interview with Chuck Todd. He showed a trans-partisan empathy. He was able to give a vicious attack on his opponent without seeming vicious.

(h/t ExpatGirl @DailyKOS)



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American Idol Clay Aiken is running for Congress as a Democrat. He is knowledgeable and seemingly well prepared on the issues. He is for real.

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