From 'American Idol' to Politics: Does Clay Aiken Have It in Him to Be a Winner?
By nidhi tewari | January 6, 2014 3:08 PM EST
From "American Idol" runner up to politics, Clay Aiken has come a long way. The remarkable singer, who came close to winning the most popular reality show in 2003, is now considering politics. Aiken is considering a bid for Congress in North Carolina, according to various news agencies. He will use his skills for winning the votes at the reality show to something better now!
According to The Washington Blade newspaper, the "American Idol" runner-up from 2003 has been in talks with the people from politics (read Betsy Conti) to consider his stint about contesting from North Carolina 2nd congressional district.
The 35-year-old has reportedly consulted Conti, who is a political strategist and worked for Al Gore and former North Carolina governor Bev Purdue. Aiken, who declared himself gay and came to limelight, might consider to contest from the seat which now is held by second term Republican Renee Ellmers.
So what are his chances to win? Well to be true, Aiken does have it in him to be a winner. More importantly, he has been a supporter for LGBT issues for quite some time now and this guarantees him the votes from that community atleast. He came out as a gay in 2008 and even expressed his views about anti-gay bullying in Capitol Hill in 2010.
The Raleigh, North Carolina resident has worked on various charitable causes too including being the founding member of the National Inclusion Project which advocates for children with disabilities. What's more, Aiken was appointed to the Presidential Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities by President George W. Bush in 2006. So the guy, who stood second to Ruben Stoddard on American Idol in 2003, has already been preparing to be there.
He is already on the minds of Americans because of his television stint in "American Idol." He is in public memory as a winner. That, coupled with his charities work and support for LGBT community, makes him a perfect candidate to contest. What do you think?
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- 2014 MLB World Series Game 1: San Francisco Giants 7, Kansas City Royals 1 [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MLB World Series - Game 2: Kansas City Royals 7, San Francisco Giants 2 [PHOTOS]
- NFL Thursday Recap - Denver Broncos 35, San Diego Chargers 21: Peyton Manning Has 3 TDs In Easy Win [PHOTOS]
- Gennady Golovkin Next Fight Options: Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto Or Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Join the Conversation
- 'The Bold And The Beautiful' Spoilers For Oct. 24, 2014: Katie Spills Ridge's Secret Plan While Eric's Announcement Causes A Huge Furor [WATCH VIDEO]
- Brad Pitt Forced To Talk About Ex-Wife Jennifer Aniston: Asked to Compare Wife Angelina Jolie With Rachel From 'Friends'
- Ian Somerhalder Girlfriend: 'Twilight' Actress Nikki Reed Heads Back To Los Angeles Solo, Spotted Partying With Michelle Rodriguez At A Fashion Event
- ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5, Episode 3 Major Spoilers: Death Count, The Terminus Residents’ Fate Plus Father Gabriel's Past
- ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Jungle Stormtroopers On Rampage – Leaked Images [Spoilers]
- Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs. Sharp Aquos Crystal – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- ASUS Releases A Teaser Indicating The Arrival of New Zenfone and ZenWatch On October 28
- Boy Stoned To Death For Alleged Rape, Victim Receives Dowry From Militants
- Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo Leaked Live Images Surfaces, Scheduled To Get Unveiled On Oct 28
- Update HTC One M7 with LG G2 with Android 4.4.2 as Sprint OTA: Fixes and Installation
- Three Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos Variants Comes To China
- Russia is Creating Underwater Combat Robots to Protect its Arctic Territories