The following was just posted by WRAL:
Sources: Clay Aiken prepping congressional bid
RALEIGH, N.C. — Pop singer Clay Aiken is assembling a political team for a run at the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District, sources told WRAL News on Thursday.
Aiken, a Raleigh native, is expected to make an official announcement next month, sources said.
Former state Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco and Durham attorney Houston Barnes have already announced plans to seek the Democratic nomination in the 2nd District, which is now held by Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers.
Aiken was the runner-up on “American Idol” in 2003 and later put out six albums and appeared on Broadway and on reality television. His most noted foray into the political arena came two years ago when he spoke out against North Carolina’s constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.
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— WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) January 23, 2014
I hope we hear from Clay soon!!!
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