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Clay Aiken announced his candidacy for Congress

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Clay Aiken has launched his campaign for the NC 2nd Congressional District’s Democratic primary. The American Idol runner-up announced his candidacy in a video posted on Wednesday. Aiken is looking to unseat second-term Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers.

In the video, Aiken said:

For most Americans, there are no golden tickets — at least not like the kind you see on TV,” he said. “More families are struggling today than at any time in our history, and here in North Carolina, we’ve suffered more than our share of pain.

I’m running for Congress for the same reason I chose to become a special education teacher years ago — to help people in need and to give them a voice. Will you join me?

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