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January 3, 2014 - 11:38 am

The failed American Idol finalist turned gay activist is considering a run for Congress as a Democrat in North Carolina. Because, well, why not? The Democrats recruiting him must have the same thinking — since they can’t recruit a qualified candidate, why not try running another celebrity?

Former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken is reportedly looking at a challenge to Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.).

According to the Washington Blade, the openly gay entertainer has spoken to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as well as prominent North Carolina Democratic strategist Betsy Conti, who worked for former North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue and Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore.

Prior to his run on Idol, Aiken was a mild-mannered crooner and Sunday School teacher. After losing the second season final to Ruben Studdard, Aiken was more or less forced out of the closet and has since gone far left in his politics. North Carolina’s District 2 is more Republican now than it was when Ellmers was first elected, thanks to re-districting.

Aiken is likely to face scrutiny similar to that which drove another Democrat entertainer out of a Senate race in conservative Kentucky. Movie star Ashley Judd considered taking on Sen. Mitch McConnell from the left. The Golden Globe nominee was soon convinced that running for office probably wasn’t the best role for her, and she bowed out quickly.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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He's already shown he cares little about following the rule of law so it's not surprising he would think he would make a good politician.

In 2009 he continued to vote in Wake County after buying a home in neighboring Chatham County. He changed his registration after being challenged to avoid a technical dispute.

Despite deciding that he did vote improperly, the elections board didn't do anything to him because he corrected his registration so there would be no future problems.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/6577916/
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Let him /her run his/her mouth and do this thing. Let's see some 'real' reality TV and in real time, no less. [no edits]
The more Progressives run and lose in crash-and-burn fashion, the better it is for all of us. Maybe,...just maybe it'll start them to thinking that it might be prudent to 'get with it' and shift right somewhat. Not to mention it might slow down shoving LGBTQ swill into our faces at each and every opportunity, when it is "so" not wanted.

(Hey, a guy can wish a smidge, can't he.....?)
36 weeks ago
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He was also the runner-up on Celebrity Apprentice.
36 weeks ago
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Didn't he pull a Kluwe when he lost American Idol? Perhaps he tries it in advance this time in an attempt to shame the nice NC folks into voting for him.
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The fact that Renee Ellmers has a BS in Nursing and worked two decades in the field should stand her in good stead if 2014 is centered on Obamacare,
36 weeks ago
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Why doesn't he run as Ashley Judd? Some nice dresses and a make-over should do the job nicely. Heck, he's going to lose anyway, right?
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