Clay Aiken – Talks in Chapel Hill


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.

Paul Jones @smalljones Clay Aiken amongst the listeners @ West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill

Paul Jones @smalljones Clay Aiken critiques his opponent’s talking points @ West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill

Paul Jones @smalljones Clay Aiken : on why he is running. Including his work with special needs kids. @ West End Wine Bar of…

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gosallygreene clay aiken explaining how he can win.#clayaiken

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Clay notes that his opponent canceled their next forum after their 1st this morning @ West End Wine…

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!

Please join us on Thursday at 6:30 at the Exchange in Asheboro for our first of two Congressional candidate forums. 
Our guest speaker this week is Candidate Clay Aiken.

6:30pm…..The Exchange, 204 S. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro NC

Public is invited
What an unusual group to speak with, but also very smart.  It is important that everyone has the opportunity to hear Clay speak so they can make educated decisions at the upcoming election!
Did you see Wednesday’s Mid-day post here at CANN?
It is all about the Candidates Forum held in Cary on Wednesday morning.  You can see it on Page 2.
Thank you again for your support of CANN.  I hope you will check back again!
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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Talks in Chapel Hill

  1. Of course he is pleasant & a gentleman. We all know that. He still looks very handsome & relaxed. Looking forward to the "DEBATE" . Not sure what to expect..

    Way to keep us informed Martha!! Thanks!!

  2. I think it is very wise of Clay to speak to the Tea Party group. He has won over many folks just by listening and responding to them. Interesting that Renee Ellmers has declined to participate in the next Forum. Now that Renee has met Clay, she can see what she is up against. Clay is no one hit wonder, but an intelligent, serious candidate.

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