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“American Idol” candidate runs for Congress again – RT Games & Culture

After losing his previous candidacy in 2014, former “American Idol” contestant Clay Aiken wants to run again this year, promising to challenge white supremacy, racism, homophobia, climate change, gender inequality. income and health care.

Aiken, who considers himself a “strong and proud Democrat,” will run for a seat in a new district in North Carolina after the previous representative announced his retirement in October.

“If the loudest, most hateful voices think they’re going to speak for us, just tell them I’m warming up the old vocal cords.” Aiken said in her Twitter announcement video, while taking a hit against Republican Congressmen such as Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.

“I also think we need more civility in our politics, and North Carolina deserves representatives in Washington who use their positions to improve people’s lives, not to promote polarizing positions that embarrass our state and stand in the way. to real progress “, He continued.

Aiken won second place in the ‘American Idol’ contest in 2003 and has since immersed herself in politics and advocacy. In 2014, he ran for Congress in a Republican-leaning part of North Carolina, but was defeated in the general election by the incumbent Republican candidate.

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