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Clay Aiken running for Congressman

Second times a charm!

American Idol contestant (and second place winner) Clay Aiken is throwing his hat in the political ring for the second time.

Back in 2014 Clay was the Democratic Party’s candidate for North Carolina’s second district. But that area is said to be a lock for Republicans.

This time Clay is just going up a few digits and running for congress in  North Carolina’s 6th district.

In a video released Monday to his twitter account, Clay told potential voters that “these days, my life looks a lot more like yours than Justin Bieber’s, that I can promise you.”

“But one thing that’s never changed for me is how much I love my home state,” Aiken added. “North Carolina is the place that I discovered first that I have a voice and that it was a voice that could be used for more than singing?.”

Aiken, 43, is seeking to replace Rep. David Price, a Democrat who announced his retirement in October, in the redrawn 6th Congressional District, which includes Chapel Hill.