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Clay Aiken wins North Carolina House primary
Politico ^ | 05/13/2014 | By TARINI PARTI

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. Aiken’s team said they’d received word he’d been planning to concede Tuesday.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: clayaiken; congress; northcarolina

1 posted on 05/13/2014 2:05:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Just as in Idol, in the general election he’ll be runner up.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 2:07:02 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The other guy was Crisco?


3 posted on 05/13/2014 2:07:10 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent. Another sinkhole for national progressive campaign ca$h.

At least he didn’t fail in February like Abortion Barbie.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 2:08:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SeekAndFind
It was a tight Democratic primary, but the in the absence of Crisco, Aiken was able to squeak in.
5 posted on 05/13/2014 2:09:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well ya of course he won..it helps when you kill off the competition


6 posted on 05/13/2014 2:10:28 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

In American Idol, people could vote multiple times for Aiken. OTOH, in an election people will only be able to .... Never mind.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 2:10:33 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SeekAndFind

Shocking.

Clay gets the most votes and his opponent drops dead and Clay still wins the Primary?


8 posted on 05/13/2014 2:10:38 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Fledermaus

RE: Just as in Idol, in the general election he’ll be runner up

LOL, this will be the THIRD TIME he gets to be runner-up.

Idol, celebrity Appprentice, and now North Carolina Congress...


9 posted on 05/13/2014 2:11:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I suspect Crisco died of a heart attack. He was old.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 2:11:24 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beat a dead man by less than 400 votes? Wouldn’t that look great on a resume?


11 posted on 05/13/2014 2:11:26 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Look for a conservative to squeak on by in the general.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 2:12:25 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Vigilanteman

RE: Beat a dead man by less than 400 votes?

Clay Aiken actually beat him by that much when he was still alive.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 2:13:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’d make a great Robin! lol


14 posted on 05/13/2014 2:14:23 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The headline should read: “Dead Man Loses To Clay Aiken By Less Than 400 Votes”


15 posted on 05/13/2014 2:14:24 PM PDT by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Kinda smells, don’t it?

Gay Mafia at work?


16 posted on 05/13/2014 2:18:58 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 2:19:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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18 posted on 05/13/2014 2:19:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.

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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


19 posted on 05/13/2014 2:25:45 PM PDT by deport
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To: SeekAndFind

Did Crisco “fall” on his knife 5 times?


20 posted on 05/13/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Biggirl
Look for a conservative to squeak on by in the general.

I don't know. Empty celebrity goes a long way with the unthinking drones in society.

21 posted on 05/13/2014 2:29:14 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Fledermaus

Too bad Ruben Stoddard is from Alabama.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 2:31:30 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: fwdude

I do not think folks are going to vote. These are the midterms.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 2:31:50 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

not so fast, Jim Talent lost to Mel Carnahan, who died in a plane wreck before the election and they gave the seat to Jean Carnahan.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 2:33:08 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: Vigilanteman

“Beat a dead man by less than 400 votes? Wouldn’t that look great on a resume?”

Best line of the day!


25 posted on 05/13/2014 2:35:05 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Vigilanteman

26 posted on 05/13/2014 2:40:33 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope Aiken beats Ellmers. She is terrible.
Have a conservative win the seat in 2016.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 2:44:39 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Cyclone59

Go back and REALLY read my post.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 2:44:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Cyclone59

not so fast, Jim Talent lost to Mel Carnahan,

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That was John Ashcroft that lost to the deceased Mel Carnahan in 2000. Jean Carnahan
was appointed until a special election in 2002. Jim Talent won the special election
in 2002 by some 22,000 votes.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 2:47:10 PM PDT by deport
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

No thanks. Too many homosexuals have power over us as it is. We don’t need yet another.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 2:49:18 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Biggirl

Well, if all demographics are down with voter participation, then why would conservatives not be as well?


31 posted on 05/13/2014 2:55:32 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Helps when your opponent DIES!


32 posted on 05/13/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fwdude

Unlike the Presidential, which will draw much more interest, the midterms, the really dedicated voters will come out.


33 posted on 05/13/2014 2:58:16 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: hsrazorback1

But will Cisco vote for him in November?


34 posted on 05/13/2014 2:58:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Biggirl

I’m not doubting you, but why would the leftist voters not be dedicated?


35 posted on 05/13/2014 2:59:29 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind
After eight years of President Dizzie Miss Lizzie or Princess Clinton, and the continuing fawning of celebrities in American culture, how shocking would it be if we see President Aiken some day?
36 posted on 05/13/2014 3:09:11 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: EEGator

I *know*!

You can’t make this stuff up.


37 posted on 05/13/2014 3:37:38 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: SeekAndFind
...both candidates had been hovering around the 40-percent mark needed to avoid a runoff.

Kinda off the main topic, but what happens when both candidates get above 40%? They both avoid the runoff, correct?
38 posted on 05/13/2014 5:01:52 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: SeekAndFind

How unexpected. /sarc/


39 posted on 05/13/2014 7:27:44 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: SeekAndFind

Ellmers should probably get a thorough checkup and some professional bodyguards. Nobody expects the pink mafia.....


40 posted on 05/13/2014 7:32:18 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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