Clay Aiken was busy on Wednesday night. He was in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to meet voters and raise money for his campaign.
The host committee for the event included the Mayor of Chapel Hill, Mark Kleinschmidt and Professor Andrew Reynolds. The group met at the West End Wine Bar and from the pictures and messages that were posted, it was a successful evening.
Clay notes that his opponent canceled their next forum after their 1st this morning @ West End Wine… http://instagram.com/p/tWLDLwy3RU/
I hope Clay had the opportunity to talk to many voters at this event.
WUNC 91.5 posted a short article about Renee Ellmers and Clay Aiken.
North Carolina Public Radio – Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers Meets Her Democratic Challenger, Clay Aiken
By Jessica Jones
Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of the state’s Second Congressional District and her challenger, Democrat Clay Aiken, appeared in a candidates forum in Cary this morning.
The brief breakfast forum, hosted by the Cary Chamber of Commerce, marked the first time Ellmers and Aiken had ever met. Ellmers said she came away with a good impression of her opponent.
“This was my first meeting him, ” said Ellmers. “I had never met him in person before. He’s very pleasant and very much a gentleman, I can see that. And you know, hey, I applaud him for running for office.”
Ellmers can afford to be charitable. State legislators redrew the Second District back in 2011 to favor Republican candidates. But former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken does have name recognition. He also raised more money than Ellmers in the second quarter. The two will hold a debate on October sixth in Pinehurst.
The article also includes a short sound clip. You can see the article at WUNC
On Thursday, September 25th, Clay will be speaking at the Randolph County Tea Party!
6:30pm…..The Exchange, 204 S. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro NC