Skip to comments.Clay Aiken wins North Carolina House primary
Posted on 05/13/2014 2:05:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken was declared the winner of his tight House Democratic primary in North Carolina on Tuesday, a day after his opponent suddenly died.
Aiken and Keith Crisco had been vying for the Democratic nomination to take on Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) She is favored to keep the seat.
Aiken was leading Crisco by fewer than 400 votes, and both candidates had been hovering around the 40-percent mark needed to avoid a runoff.
The 71-year-old Crisco died Monday after suffering from injuries from a fall. Aikens team said theyd received word hed been planning to concede Tuesday.
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Just as in Idol, in the general election he’ll be runner up.
The other guy was Crisco?
Excellent. Another sinkhole for national progressive campaign ca$h.
At least he didn’t fail in February like Abortion Barbie.
Well ya of course he won..it helps when you kill off the competition
In American Idol, people could vote multiple times for Aiken. OTOH, in an election people will only be able to .... Never mind.
Clay gets the most votes and his opponent drops dead and Clay still wins the Primary?
RE: Just as in Idol, in the general election hell be runner up
LOL, this will be the THIRD TIME he gets to be runner-up.
Idol, celebrity Appprentice, and now North Carolina Congress...
I suspect Crisco died of a heart attack. He was old.
Beat a dead man by less than 400 votes? Wouldn’t that look great on a resume?
Look for a conservative to squeak on by in the general.
RE: Beat a dead man by less than 400 votes?
Clay Aiken actually beat him by that much when he was still alive.
He’d make a great Robin! lol
The headline should read: “Dead Man Loses To Clay Aiken By Less Than 400 Votes”
Kinda smells, don’t it?
Gay Mafia at work?
What a strange comment to make, that the dead guy was going to concede.
Why? The election was very close.
Makes me scratch my head why Aiken’s team would even bother to say something like this.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
I agree I don’t know why Aiken would even bring the subject up. It was in the media
but still he should have left it alone.
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.
Did Crisco “fall” on his knife 5 times?
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