Clay Aiken – Someone Who Will Listen


On Tuesday, Clay Aiken spoke at a meeting of the Cumberland County Democratic Men’s Club.  The political group got together at Luigi’s in Fayetteville to enjoy lunch and chat with Clay about the needs of the citizens of Cumberland County and how he wants to help.

Paige Rentz was at the luncheon and tweeted the following message and picture:

@ClayForNC talks about importance of being present locally at today’s CumberlandCo Democratic Men’s Club meeting.

Then – Team Clay posted the following:

I enjoyed meeting with the Cumberland County Democratic men’s meeting today. Glad to get the chance to listen and chat about their concerns.

Paige Rentz is a writer for  She wrote an excellent review of Clay and the luncheon. – Clay Aiken says people ‘hungry’ for politicians to listen to them

For Clay Aiken, it’s all about being there.

In a talk at Tuesday’s meeting of the Cumberland County Democratic Men’s Club, Aiken told local party members his campaign to unseat Rep. Renee Ellmers is about being present in the 2nd District and available to constituents.

“I’m in a different place every single day,” he said. “We try to be in the district as much as we can be.”

Aiken said after the meeting that he spends about two days a week out in the district’s communities and has been to Fayetteville about a half-dozen times since the May 6 primary. Some nights, he said, he just drives to Siler City or Sanford for dinner to get to know the people and places of the 2nd District.

Aiken told local Democrats he was drawn into the race after the bad press North Carolina has received for its inefficient governance and the current gridlock at multiple levels of government.

“I jumped into the race in large part because I recognized I have a platform and a microphone, and I can speak to issues that matter to you all,” Aiken said. “And I see that now as I go around the district. There are people who are tired of obstruction.”…

…”People in this state, in this area, in this district are hungry for someone to listen to them,” Aiken said. “They want someone who’s going to listen to people on the other side of the aisle. They want someone to be present.”

Aiken noted after his talk that while he’s a Democrat, he’ll be accountable to all of his constituents.

“You can’t sit at the end zones; you’ve got to be on the field,” Aiken said. “You can’t sit at the far right or the far left of the party and expect people to listen to you and embrace you as their representative if you don’t embrace them back.”

You can read the entire article by Ms.Rentz at FAYOBSERVER


The following poster is on the Clay For North Carolina Facebook page.

I hope you will pass this along to your friends and colleagues.  It seems like this event will be exciting.

 It would be fun to see a SOLD OUT on the door!

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  1. Everyone needs to sign petition or RT for Renee Elmers to debate Clay. Read invitation to sign petition on Twitter. Clay has mentioned debate several times. Elmers has chosen not to even address it. I wonder why not?

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