Life on the Campaign Trail With Clay Aiken

The 'American Idol' runner-up calls in from the road to talk about his transition from pop star to politics.
Oct 28, 2014·
Samantha Cowan is an associate editor for culture.

In the 11 years since his stint on reality TV, Clay Aiken has used his musical fan base to create a political one. Aiken has gained the Democratic bid for North Carolina's Second Congressional District.

Aiken faces off against GOP incumbent Renee Ellmers on Nov. 4. While polls place Ellmers ahead of Aiken, the margin is small enough that Aiken might just win in the largely Republican district.

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