Skip to comments.Clay Aiken Mulls Run for Congress (Report)[North Carolina]
Posted on 01/03/2014 2:14:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Openly gay American Idol runner-up could run in North Carolina
Clay Aiken may dedicate his knack for winning voters hearts to something besides American Idol: The runner-up on the shows second-season is reportedly mulling a run for Congress in North Carolina.
The Washington Blade says Aiken, 35, has consulted with political operatives including Betsy Conti, a political strategist who worked for Al Gore and former North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue. Conti is based in Aikens hometown of Raleigh. He would potentially seek the seat now held by second term Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers, the Blade reported.
Aiken, who came out in 2008, has been active on LGBT issues for several years. In 2010 he spoke on Capitol Hill about anti-gay bullying.
Aiken would have to file by Feb. 28 at noon to run in the May 6 primary.
Since coming in a close second to Ruben Stoddard on Idol in 2003, Aiken has toured extensively, authored the bestselling book Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life, produced a Christmas special, and placed second to Arsenio Hall on the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice.
bunch of cork soakers....
Queer Eye for the Congress Guy
I guess his “WWJD” wrist band really meant “Who Wouldn’t John Do?”
I gather his singing career has tanked.
He should meet with Bawney Fwank, sit on Fwank’s lap and have Bawney fill his head with political knowledge.
Needs more mascara.
NC is becoming like NH, VT, VA, CO, PA. Leftists ruin their communities with taxes, regulations, and disgusting social policies. Then, having fouled their own nests, they flee to nearby states and repeat the process, crapping on everything that is good and decent.
is that what they call it.
I remember during that season, most here felt Aiken got ripped off and that it was rigged so that Stoddard won and that any suggestion Aiken was, you know, was met with derision and hostility.
How time changes all things.
Ellmers won by 15 points in 2012.
This looks like another good race similar to Abortion Barbie in Texas to channel national liberal $$$ into losing causes.
what kind of idiots would vote for that?
I doubt that most FReeper cared one way or the other.
You mean the ones on the “idol” threads probably
Dang, doesn’t that town have a law against open flames?
Great. Lets actually put some more perverts in a position of power. Our society isn’t sick enough yet...
How time changes all things.
That was the only "reality" show I watched even remotely casually. And only the 2nd season. It was before "gay" trumped "black" as it is nowadays. Ruben won by a hair, but if that season's contestants had been two years later, Gay Clay would have left him in the dust. That's how much PC power they have accumulated in a short time.
ok so how can anyone deny that you can LOOK at a guy and tell he is a homo? (in some cases, not all)
Oh please! C’mon down you friggin fruitcake.
everyday....a new promotion of a fag...
Honestly, if one state can just step and secede from this out-of-control government and the sheeple that vote for them.
Aiken was far more talented than Reuben and I feel he was robbed by political correctness, gay or not. Quite the shame for him, too, since today PC would dictate to choose the gay over the black, instead of what happened.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! THIS is what AMERICA has turned into....first Al Franken and now Clay Aiken!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!! I’m GLAD I’m OLD!!!!!!!
Isn’t he a teabagger?
Nah.... This is America.. that'd never happen!
You are so RIGHT ON
Clay Gaykin - hey, I’m just quoting renown comedienne Kathy Griffin......
> ...has consulted with political operatives including Betsy Conti, a political strategist who worked for Al Gore and former North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue... potentially seek the seat now held by second term Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers... came out in 2008, has been active on LGBT issues for several years. In 2010 he spoke on Capitol Hill about anti-gay bullying.