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Clay Aiken launching bid for seat in Congress

Friday, January 03, 2014
Clay Aiken attends the Broadway opening of After Midnight on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Clay Aiken attends the Broadway opening of "After Midnight" on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Singer and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken is reportedly taking steps toward a new career -- congressman.

Sources told the Washington Blade that Aiken is meeting with political consultants about launching a bid for a House seat in North Carolina.

The filing deadline is February 28 and the primary is May 6.

Aiken finished second to Ruben Studdard in 2003, the show's second season.

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