It was exciting on Monday when the Internet was filled with many articles about Clay Aiken and his bid for the Democratic nomination for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District.
On Monday, Twitter let us know that Clay was busy meeting with citizens of District 2
There were also some new articles about Clay too!
The Courier – Tribune – Crisco, Aiken take questions at meeting in Asheboro
Roughly 50 Randolph County Democrats polled two candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives District 2 race Monday at the Asheboro Public Library. Keith Crisco, Asheboro businessman and resident, and Clay Aiken, singer and former American Idol contestant, both want to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers. But they have to get through the May 6 primary first.
The candidates were on hand to answer questions at the monthly meeting of the Randolph County Democrats meeting. Local Democratic chair Jim Meredith said Crisco regularly attends the local meetings. He said Aiken called to request time to meet with members. Toni Morris of Fayetteville is also a Democratic candidate for the seat; however, she had a conflicting engagement and could not attend…
…Asked what they could do about gridlock in Washington, Crisco said he has working relationships already with people in Congress. He said he has had 40 years of building relationships through his involvement in industry and state government. He said he could work with people of diverse opinions and is best suited to “hit the ground running.”
Aiken quipped it wouldn’t take him 40 years to build relationships, adding he can work with others toward common goals…
The article By J.D. Walker has a lot of information about the meeting. You can read the entire article at Courier Tribune
The Columbia Chronicle – Aiken Not Invisible Anymore
American celebrities have influence over popular opinion: They endorse products, support political candidates and even run for political office. Sometimes they have enough clout to win, as in the case of Ronald Reagan, who won the 1980 presidential election against incumbent Jimmy Carter. So with the recent announcement of “American Idol” Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken’s bid for Congress, the ridicule should be tempered with serious consideration…
…The politically aware should not snort with derision at Aiken, though. Despite his rise to stardom via “American Idol,” Aiken has a number of very real qualifications, such as working with UNICEF and being appointed to a special education commission by former President George W. Bush. He has also taught special education in North Carolina for several years, and despite his celebrity status, he is aware of the issues that affect the state. Instead of criticizing politicians as many do, Aiken has decided to do something about it…
…Raleigh residents should give Aiken a chance in the upcoming election—he may be the first step to action in a gridlocked Congress.
This interesting article was written by Elizabeth Earl at Columbia College in Chicago. You can read the entire article at Columbia Chronicle
It is exciting to see Clay Aiken, the political candidate. He and his team are busy each day building excitement for Clay’s goal of being the voice for those who need it. I hope that Clay is enjoying each day…I certainly enjoy reading about his campaign.
Are you following Clay’s run for Congress ?