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'Idol' star Clay Aiken running for Congress
The Hill ^ | January 23, 2014

Posted on 01/23/2014 6:35:44 PM PST by SMGFan

Former 'American Idol' star Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina, in-state Democrats with knowledge of his plans tell The Hill.

Aiken, a former runner-up on the top-rated show and Raleigh native, plans to run against Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) in a Republican-leaning district. WRAL first reported that the singer was assembling a campaign team and prepping a launch for next month.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; homosexualagenda; nc2014
Lost to Arsenio Hall on the Apprentice. Won't win the primary?
1 posted on 01/23/2014 6:35:44 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Interesting....."I'm gay and I can sing, vote for me", will probably be the whole campaign.....that and your a homophobe if you don't vote for me.

I guess he will have to play the dick card instead of the race card.

2 posted on 01/23/2014 6:39:45 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: SMGFan
feh...
3 posted on 01/23/2014 6:40:04 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SMGFan

Low information voters love celebrities. Geesh. I suppose this loser (American Idiot 2nd Place) is an expert on abortion and global warming. I had a battalion commander once who loved to say, “Second place is like kissing your sister.” LOL!


4 posted on 01/23/2014 6:41:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: SMGFan

hey, maybe Richard Simmons can run for congress in Northern California too.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 6:41:06 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Kakaze

Now here is a democrat that can really run under the teabagger label!


6 posted on 01/23/2014 6:42:31 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SMGFan
Just one more example of how little it takes to be elected to office.

You don't need knowledge, intelligence, experience, credentials, or skill.

All you need is for people to like you and/or your positions. That's it. We've seen this over and over again.

On both sides of the aisle.

7 posted on 01/23/2014 6:46:21 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: SMGFan

Rule One: NO POOFTERS!!!


8 posted on 01/23/2014 6:48:58 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: SMGFan
Can I write in Ruben Studdard?

-PJ

9 posted on 01/23/2014 6:50:15 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SMGFan
I am sure his ‘sexual orientation’ will make him a darling of the Media. I am truly fed up with the ‘cult of personality’ that inflicted the Obamas on this nation. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone running for office had to prove COMPETANCY?
10 posted on 01/23/2014 6:51:12 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: Lizavetta

And Al Franken will be re elected in Minnesota....


11 posted on 01/23/2014 6:53:24 PM PST by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

He’ll fit right in with the Dog and Pony Show congress, LOL


12 posted on 01/23/2014 6:55:44 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: SMGFan

His 15 minutes of fame was (to me) 14 minutes, 58 seconds to long. Clay what issues will be on your platform gay marriage or will it be taxes? Clay being in Congress is not done on tv with people calling an 800 number (thank god, if you could the uninformed voters, usually called Dems, would vote 2 or more times) and being a ‘star’ is not a requirement, too. Knowing what the people want is the requirement and I doubt they want you.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 7:01:13 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: Kakaze
I guess he will have to play the dick card instead of the race card.

We'll be lucky if it's just that. I think he'll try to let people in the back door.

14 posted on 01/23/2014 7:07:44 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; JohnnyZ; MitchellC; Clemenza; BillyBoy

Looks like the creepy poof is hugh and series in running.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 7:22:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Veggie Todd

So many stools to push in, so little time.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 7:22:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SMGFan

He’ll lose, nice kid, but you stand for the wrong things!


17 posted on 01/23/2014 7:30:03 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: SMGFan

18 posted on 01/23/2014 7:33:54 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; NFHale; JohnnyZ; MitchellC; Clemenza; BillyBoy

http://www.wehoville.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Man_Flag_gay_travel.jpg


19 posted on 01/23/2014 7:36:15 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: SMGFan

Clay O’ my Aiken butt hasn’t got a chance.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 8:07:54 PM PST by boycott
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To: boycott
Clay O’ my Aiken butt hasn’t got a chance.

Yeah, but at one time I thought the same thing about Al Franken.

21 posted on 01/23/2014 8:09:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Exactly. Never underestimate the power of retarded and low information voters. Without them, Barry would still be making signs and posters and shouting through a megaphone on the streets of Chicago.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 9:05:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: SMGFan

How about Honey Boo Boo instead?


23 posted on 01/23/2014 9:12:50 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SMGFan

Ellmers is terrible and an amnesty supporter. Frank Roche is running against her. He even attacked massive legal immigration.

Ellmers immigration oped
http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/news_columns/article_c0799c68-2bad-5566-b02e-d4b57a749eb6.html

If an individual wants to come to this country to work, to provide for his family and contribute to his community, he should be allowed to do so. Our focus should be on his intent, not his circumstance.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 9:31:13 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: dfwgator

It is a Republican leaning district.

Id vote for Aiken if I could get rid of Ellmers for 2 years. Maybe Aiken will get sick of it and convince Aaron Schock to free up another seat held by a RINO.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 9:32:32 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: dfwgator

Franken was running statewide in Minnesota in a democrat year.

Fag boy is running in a Republican district in what it not likely to be a democrat year. Apples and oranges.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 11:33:48 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

Is Khent excited?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E

#Khentsplaylist


27 posted on 01/23/2014 11:34:06 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: SMGFan

Rats are very unlikely to seriously compete in the district but they do have a decent recruit in former State Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco. They don’t want this little queen getting in his way.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 11:35:48 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Well, he didn’t win. He won by a few votes, and it was later discovered that many votes were from felony convicts. If those votes were removed he would have lost, or they would have ginned up another box of votes out of the trunk of a car.

He should have been tossed from office when the voter fraud was revealed. I’ll never understand why he wasn’t.

There should be mandatory jail time for candidates who win by fraud.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 12:49:51 AM PST by esoxmagnum (Turtles don't win fights. Victory belongs to the aggressor, not the guy hiding in a bunker.)
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To: SMGFan

Flamer running as a Democrat....I’m SHOCKED!!! /sarc


30 posted on 01/24/2014 3:10:18 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

What a DUMB statement!!! You want Nancy Pelosi as Speaker again Start THINKING.


31 posted on 01/24/2014 3:12:03 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Khent used to listen to that when he was in his aerobics phase; it’s on his iPod.

OTOH, ever since he went ballistic, the little bitch is on lockdown and gets no Internet, TV, etc. I told him he was 2 weeks to move out, the little poof.


32 posted on 01/24/2014 5:09:42 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Impy
Franken was running statewide in Minnesota in a democrat year.

And still had to be bailed out by the RAT vote fraud machine...

33 posted on 01/24/2014 7:58:56 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Ann Archy

Pelosi as speaker is fantasy.

There is no way House Republicans get less than 225 seats.

The only way Pelosi becomes Speaker is if a dozen House Republicans decide to vote Pelosi in revenge for Boehner passing amnesty.

All these Democrats retiring and enough of these Democrats who survived based on 2012 turnout are going to lose.

Democrats are wrong on everything for their district: Obamacare, immigration and cutting off Veterans.

Id be happy to see Congresscritters as stupid as Ellmers gone for 2 years.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 1:59:55 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SMGFan

35 posted on 01/24/2014 2:01:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: esoxmagnum; justiceseeker93; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
There should be mandatory jail time for candidates who win by fraud.

The thing about that is unless they are incumbents (or holders of other powerful offices like then WA State AG Christine Gregoire who stole the 2004 Governor's race) it's unlikely they were involved in the fraud themselves, rather others do it on their behalf. I doubt one could prove Franken himself committed a crime.

36 posted on 01/24/2014 4:03:32 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

YOU and other Purists will see to it that Pelosi is Speaker again....mark my words.


37 posted on 01/25/2014 2:30:16 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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