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'American Idol' Alum Clay Aiken to Run for Congress in 2022

'American Idol' Alum Clay Aiken to Run for Congress in 2022

Clay Aiken is running for Congress.

The American Idol alum announced on Monday (January 10) that he would be seeking a seat in North Carolina.

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“Can you believe it’s been almost 20 years since I first got to share my voice with you?” he tweeted. “That’s a long time. A LOT has changed! We need powerful voices more than ever, so I’m running for Congress. And my voice is even stronger now! ;-)“

Clay will be running in the 6th district, which includes Durham and a territory represented by Rep. David Price (D-NC), who is retiring. The primary takes place in May.

He previously ran for Congress in 2014, but was defeated in the general election by Republican Renee Ellmers.

“I came home. I came out. I became a father,” Clay said in his announcement video. “These days my life looks a lot more like yours than Justin Bieber’s, that I can promise you. But one thing that has never changed for me is how much I love my home state.”

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