Clay Aiken Running for Congress
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:03:43
Clay Aiken, the runner-up for Season 2 of American Idol back in 2003, is running for Congress.
The openly gay singer will run for the House of Representatives seat in North Carolina's second district as a Democrat.
In a four-minute video, he explained his reasons for running for office and revealed details of his difficult childhood, where his mother had to protect him from an abusive father.
He said, "I'm not a politician. I don't ever want to be one. But I do want to help bring back, at least to my corner of Washington, the idea that someone can go to Washington to represent all the people, whether they voted for you or not, and maybe we can play a small part in igniting that change across the rest of our country."
Watch the video below.
Would you vote for Clay Aiken for Congress?