Clay Aiken for Congress?

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NORTH CAROLINA – Clay Aiken is singin’ a new tune, politics!

The former American Idol star is just achin’ to be a congressman.

He kicked off his bid for congress with a video on his website ClayAiken.com.

Aiken is running as a democrat in North Carolina’s second congressional seat.

He hopes to take on congresswoman Renee Ellmers, a two-term republican, if he wins the democratic primary.