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Clay Aiken’s Primary Race for Congress Too Close to Call

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ClayAiken.comClay Aiken was a runner-up on American Idol, but the singer-turned-politician is hoping to be declared the winner in a North Carolina Democratic congressional primary that election officials say is still too close to call.

As of Wednesday morning, reports Aiken was leading his Democratic rival for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district by fewer than 400 votes with more than 99 percent of the ballots counted.

Aiken and his rival, former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, both have about 40 percent of the vote. Another candidate was a distant third.

Last week, Aiken got an endorsement Ruben Studdard, the singer who beat him on the 2003 edition of American Idol. Studdard tweeted he was “proud of my friend” and “we need more people like him in Congress.”

The Democratic primary winner will face incumbent Republican Representative Renee Ellmers in November.

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Temporary Hospital Headed to Miss. After Tornado

Temporary hospital headed from North Carolina to Mississippi after tornado hits local facility …read more

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Elite FBI Unit Rescues Man From 5-Day Kidnap Ordeal

A North Carolina man’s five-day kidnapping ordeal came to an end just before midnight when an elite FBI team stormed into an Atlanta apartment complex where he was being held. …read more

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"American Idol" Recap: Majesty Rose Goes Home

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Michael Becker/FOXAmerican Idol isn’t so rosy anymore. Majesty Rose, a 22-year-old from Goldsboro, North Carolina, was eliminated on Thursday night’s results show.

Majesty had fallen into the bottom three with Sam Woolf and C.J. Harris. In an attempt to earn the judges’ save, she sang Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy,” which she previously performed during “Rush Week.” However, Keith Urban told her that he, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. decided by a “narrow, narrow margin” to not use their save on her.

Also during the half-hour results show, musical guest Janelle Monáe performed “What Is Love,” from the Rio 2 soundtrack.

The top eight will take the stage next Wednesday night on Fox.

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Trial Set to Begin for General Facing Sex Charges

Court martial set to begin in North Carolina for US Army general facing sexual assault charges …read more

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As NC Debates, Other States Empty Coal Ash Dumps

As North Carolina debates what to do with coal ash after spill, other utilities empty dumps

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Clay Aiken Officially Joins North Carolina Congressional Race

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ClayAiken.comClay Aiken has officially thrown his hat into the political ring. He filed paperwork on Thursday to enter the congressional race for the 2nd District seat in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area currently held by Republican Renee Ellmers.

The former American Idol runner-up, who lives in the Raleigh-Durham area, is running as a Democrat and announced his intention to run earlier this month. He faces a Democratic primary in less than 10 weeks.

Clay said it’s a good thing that his fame has brought attention to the race. He commented, “I think that’s a good thing because we now have districts that have been drawn to be safe for one party or the other, which isn’t the way things should be.”

After Clay filed the required paperwork, Ellmers said in a statement that she welcomes “debate about how to get our economy growing again with new jobs and real pay raises for our working middle-class families.”

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