Clay Aiken Leads Democratic Primary

Clay Aiken does NOT seem like the type of guy who would run for politics, right? Not a guy who sang a song about being “invisible” and all of the weird s*** he would do if nobody could see him.

Ok, on second thought he sounds like a PERFECT guy for politics. And that’s a good thing, because he’s currently winning his race! [WashingtonPost]

Clay Aiken clung to a slim lead Wednesday afternoon in the Democratic primary for U.S. House in North Carolina’s 2nd district. But with some ballots still outstanding, his opponent wasn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet.

With all precincts reporting the results of Tuesday’s election, Aiken led former state commerce secretary Keith Crisco by just 369 votes. A third candidate, Toni Morris, lagged behind the two.

Crisco released a statement Wednesday saying he was not yet ready to concede.

Appearing before supporters late Tuesday night, Aiken said he felt “incredibly comfortable.”

And for good measure… here’s this.


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