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

Clay Aiken fans may get another chance to vote for the “American Idol” star this year, although they won’t be able to do so by calling a toll-free number.

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.

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