Clay Aiken of ‘American Idol’ weighs congressional run in North Carolina: report

Singer and gay rights activist Clay Aiken would have to file paperwork for the May 6 primary by Feb. 28. Another queer in politics. Is this what america has come too? 🙁

New York Daily News – by LESLIE LARSON

Former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken may run for Congress in his native North Carolina.

The 35-year-old singer is in discussions with some Democratic insiders in Washington about making a bid for seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, sources told the Washington Blade.  

Aiken would be running to represent the 2nd Congressional District currently filled by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.). Republican Frank Roche has filed paperwork to challenge Ellmers in the May 6 primary.

Aiken has reportedly met with reps from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, pollsters at the Hart Research Associates and operatives in Raleigh to gauge their response, unnamed sources told the Blade.

None of the organizations reportedly consulting with the singer would go on record to confirm Aiken’s political ambition.

Candidates must file their campaign paperwork by Feb. 28.

The Southerner reached stardom on the second season of the Fox singing competition in 2003.

Though he took second place, behind Ruben Studdard, he has released six albums and starred on Broadway in “Spamalot” from 2008 to 2009.

In September 2008, he revealed he was gay and has become an activist in the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community, most notably supporting anti-bullying legislation.

He has also served as an ambassador for UNICEF since 2004.

4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken of ‘American Idol’ weighs congressional run in North Carolina: report

  1. “In September 2008, he revealed he was gay”

    Revealed that he was gay? Are you kidding me? How the hell did he ever hide the fact? He looks like a woman who’s trying to look like a man.

    Just another recruit for the freak show we know as “congress.”

    The press conference might be entertaining. “I’ve decided to run for congress because I haven’t had my hands on a little boy in years.”

  2. My Fellow Trenchers,

    Whew!!!,.. WOW,.. am I so,… R – E – L – I – E – V – E – D !!!!!!

    Thank God we have another Fruit-Cake Weirdo Fag running for Congress!

    These total freaks,… perverts,.. socio-paths are just NOT being fairly represented, and they need their own advocate there in the Circus-Maximus called Washington!

    Oh!,.. thank you Clay!,… for stepping up (,… or maybe,.. just kneeling up…) to the plate! I’m sure you will take a mouthful from any of YOUR constitutients, and will swallow any load of frustration your fellow fags feel the need to discharge!

    What guy!,… or,.. ummmm,… women??

    JD – US Marines – Yes people,.. as I have said MANY times,.. not only are the commies just pouring out of the woodwork now,… so are the fags, queers, weirdos, and every other form of perversion and sickness,.. and their becoming Congress,… things!

  3. what’s the difference between clay Aiken and a clay pot?
    the clay pot has a substantially better chance at bein laid by a woman.

    just what we need, another homo out flaunting it.

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