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‘American Idol’ star Clay Aiken wins Democratic primary in North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) – “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. congressional seat in North Carolina on Tuesday, a day after his main challenger died from a fall, official results showed. Aiken, 35, earned the party’s nod in the 2nd congressional district by just…

Clay Aiken’s Democratic primary opponent dies from a fall with the race still too close to call

North Carolina Democratic congressional candidate Keith Crisco was found dead at his home on Monday, days after his primary race against singer Clay Aiken was declared too close to call. Crisco was 71. The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reported that, according to employees at his company, Asheboro Elastics, emergency workers found Crisco…