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Clay Aiken Is Reportedly Running For Congress — And Local Dems Aren't Thrilled

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Television station WRAL reported Thursday that Aiken is preparing a run for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina's Second Congressional District, which is currently represented by Rep. Renee Elmers (R-NC).

Aiken's plans have apparently left local Democrats miffed.

The Hill reported that the party would have preferred to have avoided a primary in an already challenging district.

The former runner-up on America's best-known singing competition will enter a Democratic field that already includes two other candidates.