American Idol's Clay Aiken To Run For Congress?
The AI alum is looking to move into politics...
Clay Aiken is apparently going to make a bid for US Congress this year.
Local paper Washington Blade has revealed that Clay – who came second on the 2003 season – wants to run as a Democrat candidate in North Carolina.
According to reports, the singer has consulted top political strategists to help him with his campaign and he is expected to announce his candidacy next week.
Despite not winning Idol, Aiken ultimately overshadowed 2003 winner Ruben Studdard by going on to record four albums, release a New York Times bestselling book and appear on Broadway.
So far Clay has not commented on reports of his career transition but earlier this week he wrote on Twitter: “As we bid goodbye to 2013, I wish for everyone a 2014 filled with prosperity, happiness, and success in every new endeavor. Happy New Year!”
And no doubt Clay’s fans also wish him success in his new endeavor if he does eventually run for office!