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Clay Aiken's Opponent in NC Congressional Race, Keith Crisco, Dies Suddenly
ABC News ^ | 05/12/2014 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE

Posted on 05/12/2014 2:33:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Clay Aiken’s opponent in the Democratic primary for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District seat, Keith Crisco, died today, according to the company he owned, Asheboro Elastics Corporation.

The textile entrepreneur and former state commerce secretary died at his home around 1:30 p.m., the company said. He had fallen, a spokesperson for the company told ABC News, but no other information was immediately available.

At the time of his death, the race was still too close to call. Aiken was leading Crisco by just 369 votes

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: North Carolina; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; clayaiken; congress; keithcrisco; northcarolina

1 posted on 05/12/2014 2:33:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Statement by Clay:

“I am stunned and deeply saddened by Keith Crisco’s death,” Aiken said on Monday. “He was a gentleman, a good and honorable man and an extraordinary public servant. I was honored to know him.”

Aiken added, “I am suspending all campaign activities as we pray for his family and friends.”

SEE HERE:

http://myfox8.com/2014/05/12/keith-crisco/


2 posted on 05/12/2014 2:34:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Crisco’s death was due to a fall.

not transfats.

(I’m sorry. Yes, I am classless enough to make a tacky joke right after someone has died. But I will keep him and his family in prayer.)


3 posted on 05/12/2014 2:36:11 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3155130/posts?

and

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3155146/posts?


4 posted on 05/12/2014 2:37:20 PM PDT by deport
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh my gosh, prayers for the family!


5 posted on 05/12/2014 2:37:46 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Clay Aiken and Crisco. There has to be a joke in there somewhere.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 2:38:28 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: SeekAndFind

suspicious


7 posted on 05/12/2014 2:39:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Aiken part of the klintoon club?


8 posted on 05/12/2014 2:42:26 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: SeekAndFind

Crisco.

Too much fat in the can.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 2:43:39 PM PDT 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: married21

Maybe Crisco slipped on Crisco.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 2:43:53 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: SeekAndFind
Do we know how many gays (open and closeted) are members of congress?

Are they trying to guarantee a Queer Quorum?

11 posted on 05/12/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Oliviaforever

Another slick politician?


12 posted on 05/12/2014 2:47:46 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparent cause of death was embarrassment at being beaten by a hump like Clay Aiken.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 2:49:44 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: married21
(I’m sorry. Yes, I am classless enough to make a tacky joke right after someone has died. But I will keep him and his family in prayer.)

at least you admit it! i can appreciate a dark, tacky joke...

14 posted on 05/12/2014 2:52:55 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

RE: Do we know how many gays (open and closeted) are members of congress?

Here are those who have been OUTED:

U.S. Representative (first out congressperson and Democrat): Gerry Studds (MA-12, MA-10) - served 1973–1997, outed 1983

U.S. Representative (first to voluntarily come out): Barney Frank (MA-4) – served 1980–2013, came out in 1987

U.S. Representative (first outed Republican): Steve Gunderson (WI-3) – served 1981–1997, outed 1994

U.S. Representative (first Republican to voluntarily come
out): Jim Kolbe (AZ-5) – served 1985–2007, came out 1996

U.S. Representative (out when first elected, female): Tammy Baldwin (WI-2) – served 1999–2013

U.S. Representative (out when first elected, male): Jared Polis (CO-2) – served 2009–present

U.S. Representative (out when first elected), first openly bisexual member of Congress: Kyrsten Sinema – elected 2012

U.S. Representative (out when first elected), first to succeed another openly-gay officeholder in office: Mark Pocan (WI-2) – elected 2012, succeeded Tammy Baldwin

U.S. Representative (out when first elected), first non-white openly gay member of Congress: Mark Takano (CA-41) – elected 2012


15 posted on 05/12/2014 3:01:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I say Watson, I do believe there may be phaggotry aphoot here!


16 posted on 05/12/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SeekAndFind
Democratic strategist Brad Crone told WRAL.com that he had spoken with Crisco earlier in the day and that Crisco said he planned to concede the race Tuesday. Link

Down by 369 votes and he was conceding?

17 posted on 05/12/2014 3:03:04 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention)
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To: SeekAndFind

Keith Crisco died from a fall, huh? That`s so sad. What happened, did he slipp on some grease?


18 posted on 05/12/2014 3:03:36 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Well I guess Crisco felt he was slipping in the polls.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 3:06:10 PM PDT by nomad
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To: latina4dubya; married21

20 posted on 05/12/2014 3:06:31 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mike Michaud who is now running for Gov in Maine outed himself before others did.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 3:08:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish he was a Republican. I love how successful the American Idols are. So many are doing very good things.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 3:08:19 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: latina4dubya

They called him the Crisco kid. Because he was fat in the can.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 3:11:25 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

Where was Hillary?

What does she know about this and when did she know it?


24 posted on 05/12/2014 3:18:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: SeekAndFind

25 posted on 05/12/2014 3:24:13 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: SeekAndFind

Never use Crisco as a lubricant for sex. It’s shortening, BATTABOOM


26 posted on 05/12/2014 3:29:57 PM PDT by 12chachacha (Sucker??)
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To: deport

Brad Crone, a political strategist and longtime friend of Crisco’s, said he had
just spoken to Crisco Monday morning. They were finalizing plans to announce on
Tuesday morning that he would concede the election to Clay Aiken.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/12/3856392/keith-crisco-dead-at-71.html#storylink=cpy


27 posted on 05/12/2014 3:34:33 PM PDT by deport
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To: SeekAndFind

Clay Aiken can be called the “Accidental candidate”


28 posted on 05/12/2014 3:42:55 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SeekAndFind

In response to the mean spirited jokes and negative commentary about Keith Crisco from people who don’t know him I’d like to respond. I knew Keith for many years in the business world and as NC Secretary of Commerce. He was a decent and amiable man. I found him to always be above board and honest in his business dealings. He was a straight shooter and extremely devoted to his family. He also kept a family textile company afloat during the downsizing and outsourcing of much of the industry, preserving good middle class jobs in his community. His genuine caring for his employees and community was admirable in an era when cold hearted executives of multinational corporations eliminate tens of thousands of jobs and destroy entire communities without a second though. Perhaps Mitt Romney could learn a few things from Mr. Crisco.

His politics were traditional pragmatic blue dog Democrat, not the leftist Marxism that has taken over the party. In talking to him before the election I truly believe he wanted to be a voice of moderation in his party and work to bridge between his party and the Republican party. While our politics differed, I had great respect for his motivations and integrity.

Our nation is polarized today and politics are filled with hate and venom. When conservatives denigrate a decent man they don’t know on this forum it only contributes to the anger and hate that tears our nation apart.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 3:46:29 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sarah Jessica Parker and the Crisco Kid. cisco kid photo: Diablo Diablo.jpg
30 posted on 05/12/2014 3:48:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: shibumi

Who is Cook Ies? Does he have a cooking show on t.v.? :o)


31 posted on 05/12/2014 3:50:43 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: SeekAndFind
Lt. Columbo would like to have a little chat with these two Clay Aiken supporters.

VIDEO

"Uh, I know you two had absolutely nothing to do with the death which was completely accidental...but just ONE more question..."

32 posted on 05/12/2014 4:00:07 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Aikencide”?


33 posted on 05/12/2014 4:03:54 PM PDT by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: married21

I encourage everyone to make jokes when I kick the bucket. If I’m on my deathbed I’m going to demand my doctor hooks my IV up to a bottle of fine scotch. If my lungs still work I’m going to take up cigar smoking. If I get creamed while riding my bike I want jokes that (At least he was carbon neutral.) If I choke to death on a spotted owl roast the jokes will fly. My family will get over it...


34 posted on 05/12/2014 4:08:46 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh?


35 posted on 05/12/2014 4:11:32 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody seen Hillary in the district?


36 posted on 05/12/2014 4:12:27 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Not Clay’s first time to make crisco disappear.


37 posted on 05/12/2014 4:44:28 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: Organic Panic

Yeah. Actually, your family may get over your loss faster if they ease the distress with a little humor. At least that has been the case in my family.


38 posted on 05/12/2014 7:01:54 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Organic Panic

Yeah. Actually, your family may get over your loss faster if they ease the distress with a little humor. At least that has been the case in my family.


39 posted on 05/12/2014 7:01:58 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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