Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken officially announced his candidacy for Congress Wednesday.
In a video filmed in his childhood home Aiken, 35, shared difficult stories from his past, including an abusive father, and explained how they have inspired him to run for political office. read more
Clay Aiken is "actively considering" a run for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, according to the Washington Blade.
The singer, who would run as a Democrat, has already taken the initial steps, having reportedly consulted with political strategist Betsy Conti, who worked for former Vice President Al Gore, made phone calls to gauge support, and talked to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as well as figures in Raleigh, N.C.read more
As part of American Idol's complete overhaul for its upcoming 13th season, the show is considering hiring former alums to join the judges' panel.read more