Washington D.C. – Are you ready for Clay Aiken?
Clay Aiken had a busy Friday as he made his way through the 2nd Congressional District in North Carolina. It is always interesting to hear about and see the places that Clay visits…and pictures are always fun.
Some lovely ladies took a few pictures of Clay having dinner earlier in the week at Brownie Lou’s, a longtime homestyle restaurant in Siler City. Clay, did you have some of the southern chicken that makes Brownie’s famous?
On Friday, Clay had the opportunity to meet Judy D. Musgrave. They took a “selfie” together!
WNCN serves Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville & is the local news provider and the NBC affiliate.
Beau Minnick is a reporter for WNCN. Mid-day Friday, he posted 3 tweets about Clay and the following picture:
Chatting with Clay Aiken @ClayForNC today. #ncpol
Aiken @ClayForNC says expect more political ads to start appearing in his race with @RepReneeEllmers. #ncpol WNCN
Aiken @ClayForNC says funding and support for #FortBragg is key campaign point (referring to potential loss of 440th) #ncpol @WNCN
A few minutes later, WNCN ran the interview and news about the 2nd Congressional District and published the test on their website:
WNCN – Race Between Aiken, Ellmers For 2nd District Heating Up
by Beau Minnick
The race between “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken and GOP incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers for the 2nd Congressional District is heating up.
The Senate race between House Speaker Thom Tillis and Sen. Kay Hagan has over shadowed the campaigns of Ellmers and Aiken so far.
Ads about the Senate race have been all over televisions in the state fewer ads exists from Aiken and Ellmers.
Aiken said he expects the number of ads to increase now that Labor Day has passed.
He said he has been meeting with and listening to the voters in the district.
Aiken stressed the importance of funding and maintaining Fort Bragg. The post faces the loss of the 440th airlift wing.
“This is an opportunity to send a message to Washington that says, ‘We’re not OK with people who just listen to what their party leaders tell them to do,’” Aiken said. “I don’t care if you are Republican or Democrat, just listening to what your party leaders tell you to do and not doing what’s right for the people in your district is unacceptable.”
Aiken said he is trying to get Ellmers to debate.
WNCN attempted to interview Ellmers Friday but she had to cancel.
A spokeswoman for Ellmers said no decision have been made concerning a debate.
Ellmers camp said she has been active in trying to keep the 440th airlift wing at Fort Bragg by lobbying Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
“Fort Bragg and our military community are vital to the Second District and North Carolina and their well-being and readiness is a top priority for Congresswoman Ellmers in Washington. She is a tireless advocate for the communities that make up the Second District,” said Ellmers campaign spokeswoman Jessica Wood in a statement.
You can visit the site and leave a comment at WNCN
Clay supporter, DisplacedNCgirl, made some fun screen caps from the video – many thanks!!
It wasn’t long until the station put the video on their site:
Great stuff musicfan! Love seeing these great comments about Clay and his race against Elmers. Hope we get more pictures!!!