Transcript for Clay Aiken's Race in North Carolina Too Close to Call
Another name from the past is back in the spotlight American Idol contestant Clay Aiken is running for congress for North Carolina ABC's -- -- -- is tracking the results from yesterday's primary. It erased more dramatic -- last moments in American. -- -- -- -- -- idol runner up in 2003 is locked in a -- to close to call. He's vying for the democratic nomination for north Carolina's second congressional district. In a squeaker of a race against a local businessman. -- -- I'm used to being in -- -- putting myself in situations where. It relies on the public vote -- in some way only hundreds of votes separate Aiken and his opponent former state commerce secretary Keith Crisco. This -- -- congressional hopeful may have benefited from higher name recognition but -- is also a double edged sword. There is that challenge of getting people to see me in a different. Light. Changed in the -- that there are you looking ME group but the name recognition has gotten people to the table and gives us the opportunity. Actually talk to people. When he announced his campaign eakins said he didn't want and he just another congressman I'm not a politician. -- ever -- -- What I do want to help bring back. At least -- my corner of North Carolina. The idea that someone can go to Washington to represent all. But it will be a steep climb fuel fees congresswoman Renee -- Mars in November who is heavily favored in the conservative district. She is already out raised him by almost six times. We do know he has the support of at least one former rival the man who beat him on idol over ten years ago Ruben -- -- his support last week. Saying he is proud of his friend. She shot Walsh ABC news Washington.
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