Clay gets to within striking distance of his Republican opponent, but his lack of finances forces him to venture into dangerous Tea Party territory. As Election Day looms, Clay creates a firestorm with his position on same-sex marriage.
Clay wins a razor-thin primary victory but faces new challenges in the general election. He argues with his team when they want him to run a negative campaign and, desperately short of cash, he holds fund-raisers with "American Idol" winners Ruben Studdard and Fantasia. Clay also prepares for a televised debate.
An inside look at Clay Aiken's congressional campaign in North Carolina. In the opener, Aiken begins his run with hopes of being the South's first openly gay congressman but a shocking twist sends him into a tough general election against the incumbent Republican candidate.