Yes, Clay Aiken is considering running for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
Supposedly Aiken has met with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and a high profile political strategist. Aiken has done some activism since coming in 2nd place on American Idol including founding the National Inclusion Project. He's also gone to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to pass anti-bullying legislation to help protect LGBT students.
It's headlines like these that make our jobs easy. We just sit back and wait for the tweets to come pouring in.
There are those in disbelief.
Clay Aiken is actually running for congressional district in North Carolina. Is this real life?— Justene Bartkowski (@Je_suis_Jay) January 3, 2014
Those who are just flat out against it.
Those who are somewhat indifferent.
It's amazing how seriously everyone who doesn't live in NC is taking the Clay Aiken thing.— Kasey Ginsberg (@kaseygee) January 3, 2014
And then of course, there are the unavoidable American Idol references.
Clay Aiken may run for Congress. Top 2 American Idol finalists should get a seat in Congress. That should be how it works.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 3, 2014
And lastly, this guy makes a very good point.
Fun fact: Congressional districts only have about 700K people in them. Clay Aiken already racked up 12 million votes once.— Derek Wallbank (@dwallbank) January 3, 2014
What do you think? Clay Aiken for Congress?
Everyone get excited for the 2016 Clay Aiken Budget Deal! #firedup— Jackie Anderson (@AnderSayings) January 3, 2014
So incredibly excited for Renee Ellmers vs. Clay Aiken! I have a feeling that American Idol wont be the only time he will be "runner up"— Charlotte Jones (@CharlotteJ307) January 3, 2014
Clay Aiken for Congress. Yes. Totally.— John Ross (@_jonathanross) January 3, 2014
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