Skip to comments.Clay Aiken's Opponent in NC Congressional Race, Keith Crisco, Dies Suddenly
Posted on 05/12/2014 2:33:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Clay Aikens opponent in the Democratic primary for North Carolinas 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
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Statement by Clay:
I am stunned and deeply saddened by Keith Criscos 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.
Crisco’s death was due to a fall.
(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.)
Oh my gosh, prayers for the family!
Clay Aiken and Crisco. There has to be a joke in there somewhere.
Aiken part of the klintoon club?
Too much fat in the can.
Maybe Crisco slipped on Crisco.
Are they trying to guarantee a Queer Quorum?
Another slick politician?
Apparent cause of death was embarrassment at being beaten by a hump like Clay Aiken.
at least you admit it! i can appreciate a dark, tacky joke...
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 19731997, outed 1983
U.S. Representative (first to voluntarily come out): Barney Frank (MA-4) served 19802013, came out in 1987
U.S. Representative (first outed Republican): Steve Gunderson (WI-3) served 19811997, outed 1994
U.S. Representative (first Republican to voluntarily come
out): Jim Kolbe (AZ-5) served 19852007, came out 1996
U.S. Representative (out when first elected, female): Tammy Baldwin (WI-2) served 19992013
U.S. Representative (out when first elected, male): Jared Polis (CO-2) served 2009present
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
I say Watson, I do believe there may be phaggotry aphoot here!
Down by 369 votes and he was conceding?
Keith Crisco died from a fall, huh? That`s so sad. What happened, did he slipp on some grease?
Well I guess Crisco felt he was slipping in the polls.