The second-place finisher in the second season of "American Idol" wants to represent the 2nd Congressional District in North Carolina.
From our sister paper in Raleigh, The News & Observer:
Will former American Idol Clay Aiken make a bid to challenge Republican Renee Ellmers in the 2nd Congressional District? The Washington Blade, citing two unnamed sources, says he’s considering it.
From the piece: “The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the 35-year-old Raleigh native has taken initial steps for a run, including consulting with political operatives in Washington, D.C., about a bid for the seat.
“One Democratic source said Aiken made phone calls to gauge support, talked to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and has met with figures in Raleigh, N.C., about a potential bid. Although it’s unclear when Aiken might formally announce a decision, the source said Aiken is “actively considering” it and “sounding and acting like a candidate.”