Clay Aiken gave it a good try. He ran for Congress in North Caroline, but lost out in November of 2014.
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Hello there, Clay Aiken! This is a rather extreme close up of the former American Idol star.
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Clay Aiken actually did not win American Idol. But he remains one of the show's more memorable contestants.
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Clay Aiken did well for himself on Celebrity Apprentice. He finished second to John Rich.
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Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken on the finale of Celebrity Apprentice. Who won?
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Clay Aiken is the man. We always liked the guy.
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Clay Aiken has gone on to have a successful post-American Idol career. He's starred in Broadway and released a number of albums.
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People seem to forget that Clay Aiken didn't finish first on American Idol. But the runner-up has carved out a nice career for himself.
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Clay Aiken Biography

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Say what you want about Clay Aiken, but the second season American Idol runner-up does have a huge fan base. People love this goofy,... More »
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Clay Aiken Quotes

I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that.

Clay Aiken

I have no idea if he'll be gay or straight. It's not something I'll have anything to do with, or that he'll have anything to do with. It's already probably up inside the code there ... No matter what the situation you're in, if you're raised in a loving environment, that's the most important thing.

Clay Aiken [on his son]