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Clay Aiken Mulls Run for Congress (Report)[North Carolina]
The Wrap ^ | January 3, 2014 | Tim Molloy

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 show’s 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 Aiken’s 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.”


TOPICS: North Carolina; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: algore; betsyconti; bevpurdue; clayaiken; congress; homonaziidol; homosexualagenda; northcarolina; reneeellmers; washingtonblade

Fabulous!!

1 posted on 01/03/2014 2:14:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wear Pajamas.

Drink bad political advice.

Talk about running for Congress.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 2:17:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bunch of cork soakers....


3 posted on 01/03/2014 2:18:42 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Queer Eye for the Congress Guy


4 posted on 01/03/2014 2:19:25 PM PST by twister881
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess his “WWJD” wrist band really meant “Who Wouldn’t John Do?”


5 posted on 01/03/2014 2:20:15 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I gather his singing career has tanked.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 2:22:07 PM PST by Average Al
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should meet with Bawney Fwank, sit on Fwank’s lap and have Bawney fill his head with political knowledge.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 2:23:05 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Needs more mascara.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 2:24:07 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Head Aiken? Try American Midol.)
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To: Average Al
Wasn't his loss on American Idol lesson enough?
9 posted on 01/03/2014 2:24:08 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 2:26:36 PM PST by twister881
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To: South40
have Bawney fill his head with political knowledge

is that what they call it.

11 posted on 01/03/2014 2:27:03 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 2:28:39 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 2:29:05 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what kind of idiots would vote for that?


14 posted on 01/03/2014 2:30:17 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ifinnegan

I doubt that most FReeper cared one way or the other.

You mean the ones on the “idol” threads probably


15 posted on 01/03/2014 2:32:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

16 posted on 01/03/2014 2:37:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dang, doesn’t that town have a law against open flames?


17 posted on 01/03/2014 2:41:21 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great. Lets actually put some more perverts in a position of power. Our society isn’t sick enough yet...


18 posted on 01/03/2014 2:42:06 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to od about their hsign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: ifinnegan
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.

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.

19 posted on 01/03/2014 2:42:57 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ok so how can anyone deny that you can LOOK at a guy and tell he is a homo? (in some cases, not all)


20 posted on 01/03/2014 2:48:12 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh please! C’mon down you friggin fruitcake.


21 posted on 01/03/2014 2:52:42 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

everyday....a new promotion of a fag...


22 posted on 01/03/2014 3:03:28 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: twister881
You nailed it. They leave their shi!holes and move and vote for the same policies that caused them to leave.

Honestly, if one state can just step and secede from this out-of-control government and the sheeple that vote for them.

23 posted on 01/03/2014 3:08:48 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Sacajaweau

24 posted on 01/03/2014 3:17:47 PM PST by traumer
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To: ifinnegan

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.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 3:36:10 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! THIS is what AMERICA has turned into....first Al Franken and now Clay Aiken!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!! I’m GLAD I’m OLD!!!!!!!


26 posted on 01/03/2014 4:28:40 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t he a teabagger?


27 posted on 01/03/2014 4:37:55 PM PST by Ge0ffrey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A goofball celebrity political neophyte winning office with no previous experience?

Nah.... This is America.. that'd never happen!


28 posted on 01/03/2014 4:42:12 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: twister881

You are so RIGHT ON


29 posted on 01/03/2014 5:59:50 PM PST by capt B
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clay Gaykin - hey, I’m just quoting renown comedienne Kathy Griffin......


30 posted on 01/03/2014 9:08:07 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> ...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.

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


31 posted on 01/04/2014 1:32:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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