|Entertainer Clay Aiken is running for Congress. He is taking on the insurgent Representative Renee Ellmers of North Carolina.|
The runner up for American Idol Season Two is eyeing Washington for his next gig.
In a longshot bid, entertainer Clay Aiken is trying to upset Renee Ellmers in a sleeper race.
Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken (born November 30, 1978) is an American singer–songwriter, television personality, actor, author, politician and activist. Aiken released seven albums while singing. He performed on reality television, Broadway and radio.
He is openly gay and is a father of a son.
The entertainer is hoping that North Carolina voters will support him over the insurgent.
The insurgent is heavily favored to win this solid Republican district. The 2nd Congressional District is prime real estate for an insurgent candidate.
And of course Ellmers is going all out to keep the Hollywood Liberals out of her district.
Renee Jacisin Ellmers (born February 9, 1964) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 2nd congressional district since 2011. She is a member of the Republican Party. Ellmers defeated seven-term Democratic incumbent Bob Etheridge in 2010 by 1,489 votes, confirmed after a recount.
Aiken announced his candidacy as a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district against incumbent Republican Party Congresswoman Renee Ellmers. The district is a traditionally Democratic seat, formerly held by Rep. Bob Etheridge for 8 consecutive terms until 2010. It is roughly made up of one third registered Democrats, one third registered Republicans, and one third unaffiliated voters.
Could Aiken's celebrity help or hurt his chances with rural voters?
Will he be the next famous celebrity to be a lawmaker?
Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Ronald Reagan, Sony Bono and Al Franken were actors before they've became politicians?