Clay Aiken wins NC Dem congressional primary

Clay Aiken wins NC Dem congressional primary

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Clay Aiken attends "After Midnight" broadway opening night at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 13 at 2:58 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- "American Idol" entertainer Clay Aiken has won a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat.
 
The county-by-county unofficial tally posted by the state Tuesday of the 2nd Congressional District race confirms Aiken got more than 40 percent needed to win in the three-candidate race. It came a day after his closest rival died suddenly in a home accident.
 
The results will become official after a review by the state elections board. Elections board spokesman Joshua Lawson says that meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 22.
 
Second-place finisher Keith Crisco died on Monday. His campaign manager, Christine Botta, says Crisco had decided just before he died to concede his loss to Aiken.
 
 

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