Clay Aiken

singer-songwriter, actor, record producer

Clay Aiken (born November 30, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, author and activist.

Clay Aiken performing in Merrillville, Indiana, in 2005

Aiken was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was a contestant on the second season of American Idol in 2003.[1] He is openly gay.[2]

In 2014, Aiken announced his intentions to run for congress in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district against Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers.[2] He officially filed to run on February 27, 2014.

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  1. "Top earners from "American Idol"". 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 [1]