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Clay Aiken Wins Democratic Congressional Primary in North Carolina

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has won the hotly contested Democratic primary in for the 2nd Congressional District seat in North Carolina, the AP reports:

Clay aikenAiken will face Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers in November in the GOP-leaning district where Mitt Romney won nearly six in 10 votes in 2012. Ellmers won by 56 percent that year and is looking for a third term. The county-by-county tally of the 2nd Congressional District race posted by the state Tuesday confirmed Aiken got more than 40 percent of the vote needed to win the three-candidate race.

Aiken suspended his campaign Monday following news that second-place finisher Keith Crisco, 71, died suddenly after falling at his home.

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  1. Haha what a world.

    Congratulations Aiken.

    Posted by: Here | May 13, 2014 7:18:05 PM

  2. congrats aiken

    Posted by: Moz's | May 13, 2014 7:22:30 PM

  3. Congratulations Clay!

    Posted by: Jeff | May 13, 2014 7:25:16 PM

  4. I don't like his chances in the general election, but I'm hopeful all the same.

    Posted by: Jerry | May 13, 2014 7:43:35 PM

  5. If his rival in the general election suddenly chokes on a gravy biscuit, I'd consider that proof of Clay Aiken's supernatural powers >_>

    Posted by: atomic | May 13, 2014 7:50:13 PM

  6. His opponent, Rene Ellmers is a dumb blonde. Stupid as hell. She can't complete a sentence without the words "repeal Obamacare". If Clay doesn't win it's because the idiots who put Ellmers into Congress in the first place are still ignorant enough to put her there again. The only place she belongs is in the clown bus with Marsha Blackburn, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin.

    Posted by: michaelr | May 13, 2014 7:59:17 PM

  7. This is a test for Steve Israel, the guy the Dems put in charge of spending Dem money to put more Dems in the House. He usually doesn't like to spend money on a Dem candidate unless they are a conservative Blue Dog Dem, which Aiken is not.

    Dems can pick up this seat, if they put resources behind Aiken. The ball is in Steve Israel's court now.

    Posted by: bkmn | May 13, 2014 8:12:24 PM

  8. Go Clay! He should hold lots of glitzy fundraisers and sing!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | May 13, 2014 8:29:36 PM

  9. Gay mafia took down his opponent.

    Posted by: Mike | May 13, 2014 11:12:16 PM

  10. He finally did something with that hair: praise the lawd!

    Posted by: Troy | May 13, 2014 11:51:18 PM

  11. Wait, the guy who died still placed second?

    Posted by: Nick | May 14, 2014 5:44:51 AM

  12. Nick, dear, the guy who placed second, later died.

    Posted by: John | May 14, 2014 8:19:09 AM

  13. So, he's all set to come in second place once again!

    Posted by: anon | May 14, 2014 10:58:41 AM

  14. No more second place. Not if we can help it.

    Posted by: Shanefull | May 16, 2014 4:36:59 PM

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