Skip to comments.Clay Aiken's opponent in heated NC House race dies at home
Posted on 05/12/2014 7:02:23 PM PDT by Brandonmark
Keith Crisco, who was locked in a battle with former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken in a Democratic primary race for North Carolina's 2nd House district, died suddenly at his home Monday.
Aiken, who was ahead of 71-year-old Crisco by 369 votes at the time of his death, said on Facebook Monday afternoon that he was suspending all campaign activities "as we pray for his family and friends."
"I am stunned and deeply saddened by Keith Criscos death. Keith came from humble beginnings," Aiken said. "No matter how high he rose - to Harvard, to the White House and to the governor's cabinet - he never forgot where he came from."
The Asheboro, N.C.-based Courier-Tribune said Crisco died from injuries suffered from a fall around 1 p.m. He was reported dead when emergency workers arrived.
Crisco, who was born to a Republican family on a dairy farm and earned an MBA from Harvard University, had been North Carolina's top business recruiter for four years under former Gov. Beverly Perdue, who left office in 2013. He spent a year in President Nixon's Commerce Department, was a co-founder of Asheboro Elastics Corp. and served on the Asheboro City Council from 2003 to 2009, the Asheboro, N.C.-based Courier-Tribune reported.
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Keith Crisco, we hardly knew ye.
Aiken probably knows a lot about Crisco.
Brad Crone, a political strategist and longtime friend of Criscos, 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.
Was the AC broke? A heated house can be deadly.
Is the GOP candidate any good?
was thinkin’ it but didn’t dare post it!
I think he was greased.
Someone said put Crisco up on the deer stand
for a photo op.
Best comment I have read to the stories on this on the net:
“I didn’t know Bill and Hillary had chosen to back Clay!”
I almost fell out of my seat :)
Is any GOP candidate any good?
"Uh, I know you two had absolutely nothing to do with the death which was completely accidental...but just ONE more thing..."