Clay Aiken Loses NC House Seat to Renee Ellmers
"American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken is out of the running for the House seat in North Carolina. Aiken, an openly gay Democrat, faced a district that leans Republican. At 69% of the vote counted, he only trailed Renee Ellmers 57% to 43%. Ellmers tied Aiken's name recognition to his showbiz days while Aiken's linked her to a dysfunctional Congress. Aiken was brought up in poverty and primarily ran on local issues. This will make incumbent Ellmers third term representing North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
By Jordan Moses
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