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Clay Aiken Will Run for Congress

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RALEIGH, North Carolina-- A former American Idol wants to take his talents to congress. American Idol Runner-up and Broadway star Clay Aiken kicked off his bid to become a congressman with a new video Wednesday.
 
Aiken will run as a democrat in North Carolina's second district, which includes the city of Raleigh. He is moving past his loss in 2003 to singer Ruben Studdard and taking on new opponents. If Aiken makes it past the democratic primary, he will compete against two-term republican Renee Ellmers.

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