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Aiken clay – who rose to fame early after finishing second on American Idol – is officially a candidate for Congress. The self-described ‘strong and proud Democrat’ shared the news in a video on Twitter posted today, where he sat on a stool and spoke openly to potential voters.

Tell viewers that his life these days is a lot more “like yours than Justin Bieber’s” Aiken has explained the reasons for which he presents himself, including access to health care, inclusion, climate change and income equality.

“It was in North Carolina that I first found out that I had a voice – and it was a voice that could be used for more than just singing,” he says, adding that the state was once the progressive lighthouse in the south. “Back then, the loudest voices in our government were progressives who kept our state moving forward. But then things changed.

Aiken clay
(@clayaiken)

Can you believe it has been almost 20 years since I was able to share my voice with you for the first time? It’s a long time. A LOT has changed!

We need strong voices more than ever, so I am running for Congress.

And my voice is even louder now! 😉 #JoinTheChoirhttps://t.co/aQIm8a2xuZ pic.twitter.com/xBtN2CYF30


January 10, 2022

Aiken is seeking a seat in a new district which includes areas represented by retired Democrat David E. Price. “One of my first experiences in politics and government was asking Congressman Price to speak to my eighth grade class – an invitation he graciously accepted,” Aiken wrote on his website, adding : “I would be honored to take his place.”

It is Aiken’s second attempt to represent the state, after losing to an outgoing Republican in 2014.

The 2022 primary was recently postponed to May 17th, according to the New York Times, which also reports that the new legislative districts are facing the prosecution of the democrats and defenders of the right to vote.

Aiken steps into a crowded area but has already secured some high level vocal support. “My amazing friend @clayaiken comes to Congress in North Carolina! ” New York City Council Member Erik Bottcher tweeted urging subscribers to donate to the campaign. “If elected, he will be the first southern LGBTQ congressman.

Meghan mccain also shared Aiken’s campaign video, Tweeter, “. @clayaiken! We love you!”

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