“American Idol” Clay Aiken Running for Congress?

“American Idol” Clay Aiken Running for Congress?

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Photo Credit: Clay Aiken/Twitter
Photo Credit: Clay Aiken/Twitter
Photo Credit: Clay Aiken/Twitter

According to a story in The Washington Blade (America’s Leading Gay News Source), Clay Aiken of American Idol fame is toying with the idea of running for Congress. I’m flummoxed, I don’t know what to think.

According to the report Aiken has been meeting with Washington politicos about the taking a run at the congressional seat for North Carolina’s second congressional district. Democratic sources have said that the former American Idol star has been talking to folks on The Hill in an effort to gauge support for his U.S. House run

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Aiken is rumored to be speaking with political strategist Betsy Conti, from Raleigh N.C.Conti has worked for Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore and former North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue. It’s unclear whether he has formally hired her or anyone else to help with his bid.

Read the full Washington Blade article

Are you in North Carolina, would you vote for Clay Aiken? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts and opinions on Clays potential run for Congress.

  • Babson_Chick

    I don’t live in NC but I’d be interested in hearing more about his ideas and ideals. DC needs all the help they can get up there IMO.

    • http://TVFishbowl.com/ Ed B.

      I’m with you Babs! It’s time to do some house cleaning in DC

      • Babson_Chick

        I’ve got an extra broom he can use. We sure need some new blood and action up there.

        • http://TVFishbowl.com/ Ed B.

          Sweep’em all up

          • Babson_Chick

            Yep!! Their jobs shouldn’t be for a lifetime. I think the American voters are ready to revolt or march or something.

    • julyol1972

      Agree! I don’t live there either, but I would need to know what his thoughts and expectations were before I could decide f he was a viable candidate, or not!

  • hardtimz

    Well I’d be okay with it as long as he’s informed, and ready to fight and make some changes. Because sometimes celebrity/Hollywood politics, and real life doesn’t always mix well. I’d like to know what will be his platform…good for him.

    • WestCoastFeed

      He has been very active in supporting UNICEF which is one of my favorite charities. Other than that and his LGBT work, I only know him from his appearance on Celebrity Apprentice where he did not make a particularly favorable impression on me. I realize that strategy played a large part in advancement in that competition, but I found him sly and a bit underhanded.

      • hardtimz

        Hey WCF then he’ll fit right in to being a politician, since most if not all are underhanded themselves…

      • MrBeasley

        Its called strategy. That’s the heart of the Apprentice competition so you’re saying you don’t like that he did well? LOL

  • Marguerite

    I’m in SC.. I would like to know his platform & his views on issues but I welcome more in the south that would promote gay right & same sex marriage.. It would be good for folks down here to have some powerful, successful gay activists shaking things up!! Lindsey Graham makes me nauseous..

    • WestCoastFeed

      Lindsey Graham has the same effect on me.

  • Nancy Lindsey-Talkington

    He is very smart and has a lot of wonderful ideas, would like to see him go for this, we need some young people in congress who actually care about the common people..