Clay Aiken: Running for Congress?!
He was a big winner on Season Two of “American Idol” back in the day, and Clay AIken is eyeing another high-profile gig as of late.
According to a report, the crimson-haired crooner has been chatting with political consultant Betsy Conti with the goal of running for GOP Representative Renee Ellmers’ seat in the US Congress.
The Washington Blade declared, “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.’”