Clay Aiken News & Articles
 
http://www.clay/
Click here for more about Clay's Campaign
 
NEWS


9/30/14

A video message from NC 
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall




9/29/14
Former Lt. Gov. Dennis 
Wicker delivers fund-raising
appeal for Aiken


9/29/14
The Best of Broadway 
Supports Clay Aiken - With 
Performances by Christine 
Ebersole, Beth Leavel, 
and Betty Buckley

9/27/14
Clay Aiken Takes Lessons 
From ‘American Idol’ to 
the Campaign Trail
A version of this interview
appears in print on 
September 28, 2014, on page MM12 of the Sunday Magazine with the headline: ‘Every 
Once in a While, You Have
to Sing a Duet’. 
NY Times

9/26/14
Ellmers, Aiken to Debate 
in Pinehurst


9/26/14

VIDEO MESSAGE 
FROM CLAY



9/24/14



 

9/23/14


Ellmers and Aiken to face 
off in televised debate


9/23/14


Ellmers, Aiken agree to 2nd District debate


9/19/14
From American Idol to 
the Campaign trail



9/11/14
Clay Aiken pledges to 
stand with workers

9/11/14
Hagan, Aiken to speak at 
state AFL-CIO convention


9/11/14
Musicians whose careers
took a new turn



According to 
The Sanford Herald:
"Rep. Renee Ellmers and 2nd Dist. Congressional challenger Clay Aiken have verbally committed to be a part of The Herald's 2014 candidates forum on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 14. We'll have two forums this year, the first on Oct. 7. Early voting for the November generalelection begins Oct. 23."

9/9/14

Clay is interviewed on
North Carolina Now
Clay's Intervview begins at
the One Minute Mark



9/6/14
Race between Aiken, Ellmers for 2nd District heating up

8/27/14
Clay Aiken campaigns in 
San Francisco

8/22/14
5 Easy Things That Members
of Congress Could Be Doing 
for Our Military and Veterans, But Aren't

8/21/14
2nd District candidate Clay
Aiken makes campaign stop 
at Fayetteville Technical Community College


8/21/14
Clay meeting with @faytechcc
President Larry Keen this morning
PHOTO on Instagram
More photos here 
Facebook


8/20/14


8/13/14
Co-Founder Clay Aiken to perform at National Inclusion Project Champions Gala in Raleigh, NC


8/11/14
Clay Aiken Won't Sing 
for Your Vote


8/8/14
People's Biz: #NC02 candidate Clay Aiken visits twice for military, veteran issues


8/4/14
Clay Aiken for NC at 
SkyView on Hay
Purchase Tickets for
Fundraiser



8/1/14
People's Biz: Clay Aiken 
wants to debate 
Renee Ellmers on TV

7/28/14
Renee Ellmers-Clay Aiken election campaign: Take one down, pass it around

7/27/14
Aiken seeks to close money 
gap with Ellmers

7/24/14
Aiken campaigns in Asheboro


7/23/14
Clay Aiken says people 'hungry' for politicians to listen to them



7/15/14
RELEASE: Aiken Campaign 
Reports Over $450K in 
Contributions in Q2

7/11/14

Clay is Interviewed by 
Conservative Radio Hosts
Listen to Podcast

7/9/14
Aiken Addresse
s NAACP on 
Education, Ellmers



6/27/14
Guest lineups for the 
Sunday news shows
CNN 'State of the Union'
6-7 am Sunday

6/24/14
Aiken outlines 
Congressional aspirations

6/19/14
A Chance Encounter on 
the Campaign Trail
~by Clay Aiken

6/19/14
Clay Aiken will sing for ‘diamond’ donors

6/16/14
Aiken is the most successful second-place "Idol" to date
Xfinity Entertainment
click-through slideshow



5/21/14
VIDEO & ARTICLE
Aiken: 'Buck has to stop' 
with Obama on VA

5/20/14
VIDEO & ARTICLE
Clay Aiken, candidate:
People need to 'see me 
in a different light'

5/13/14
 2:49 pm
Clay Aiken wins North Carolina Dem congressional primary

5/13/14
Aiken victory confirmed as 
more details on Crisco’s 
death emerge


5/13/14
NBC VIDEO:
Clay Aiken Campaign
Shocker



5/12/14
Clay Aiken
releases statement 
regardingthe sudden death 
of Keith Crisco
http://ClayAiken.com

5/12/14
Congressional candidate 
Crisco dies in fall
Keith Crisco, who was 
battling Clay Aiken for 
the Democratic nomination 
in the 2nd Congressional 
District, died Monday in 
a fall at his Randolph County home.


5/12/14
2003 ‘American Idol’ runner-up
Clay Aiken has edge in US 
Congressional race in 
North Carolina


5/11/14

Waiting for election tally on 
public stage feels familiar to
Clay Aiken


5/10/14
Clay Aiken's N.C. House 
Race Still Deadlocked



5/8/14
American Idol runner up 
Clay Aiken has edge in 
US congress race

5/7/14
Clay Aiken's
Democratic Congressional Primary Race Still Too
Close to Call!
QUOTE:
"Iam deeply grateful to the thousands of people who responded to our campaign to change the tone of politics and give the people of the Second District the representation they deserve in Washington.

This was a very close contest, and as we continue to count the votes, we are more and more excited about our campaign’s ability to move forward and be victorious on November 4th."
~Exceept from e-mail from
Clay himself.


5/7/14
Clay Aiken holds slim lead in
primary for Congress


5/7/14
Clay Aiken's primary race in
North Carolina is too close 
to call


5/6/14
11:39 pm est
Frontiers LA (blog)
Clay Aiken Could Win North Carolina Democratic Primary
Clay Aiken 11,649 41%
  Keith Crisco 11,277 40%
  Toni Morris 5,599 20%


5/6/14
Clay Aiken Is a Top Contestant
in North Carolina Primary


5/6/14
Congressional Hopeful Clay 
Aiken Votes in Primary
NBC VIDEO


5/5/14
Clay Aiken admits it's 'a challenge' to be taken seriously in 
Congressional run


5/4/14
'American Idol' runner-up 
Clay Aiken winning political 
respect in North Carolina



5/3/14
VIDEO: 2nd Congressional Dems debate at ABC11

5/3/14
Clay Aiken LIVE
Video from 5/1 Huffington
Post interview

5/1/14
Clay Aiken on singing ‘sabbatical’ during campaign for Congress (VIDEO)
Colbert Report

5/1/14
Colbert Mocks GOP Congresswoman, Hosts Her Democratic Opponent for Playful Interview

4/28/14
‘American Idol’ runner-up 
once again in search of votes


4/27/14
Democrat Aiken goes for 
GOP-heavy House district


4/26/14
___

Indy Week Endorses Clay


4/23/14
Clay Aiken 
Candidate for U.S. House
Q & A



4/22/14
Clay Aiken Is Back on TV 
(Updated)

4/20/14
Lopsided U.S. House 
District 2 is fertile ground for
Democratic primary contenders




4/19/14
Race between Dems in 2nd 
Congressional District 
heats up

4/16/14
Clay Aiken Claims Lead in 
NC Dem Primary for Congress


4/15/14
Aiken raises close to one-quarter million dollars 
but still trails Crisco


4/15/14
Clay Aiken – It’s About
The Money!


4/15/14
Clay Aiken Reports 
Fundraising for North Carolina
House Campaign


4/14/14
DAVID FOSTER,  NIGEL LYTHGOE, SIMON RENSHAW and others
to host Reception 
for Clay Aiken
on April 21st in LA
Will be updated with
more info if it becomes
available


4/13/14
Clay Aiken banking on his 
name, not TV or signs


4/11/14
Cook Report gives Clay Aiken breathing room


4/9/14
Clay Aiken fuels up for congressional bid in D.C.



4/4/14
Talking About Politics
Achin' for Clay

4/1/14

Clay Aiken Makes Appearance
At ECU's College Democrats 
Gala

3/31/14
Clay Aiken Doesn't Want to Talk About 'That Show' 



3/26/14

"American Idol" alum turned Congressional candidate Clay Aiken in Atlanta 

3/19/14

NC congressional candidate
Clay Aiken stops in 
Fayetteville, Fort Bragg



3/14/14
Clay Aiken dazzles at Di'lishi

2/28/14
Clay Aiken Officially
Joins Race for Congress
NEWSMAX

2/27/14
Clay Aiken officially joins 
NC Congress race
ASSOCIATED PRESS


2/26/14
Aiken, Barrino among N.C. Music Hall of Fame inductees


2/26/14
A snapshot from Clay Aiken’s
campaign trail



2/18/14
Crisco, Aiken take questions
at meeting in Asheboro 

2/14/14
Clay Aiken campaign 
surpasses $100K in donations

2/12/14
Clay Aiken launches bid
for Congress

2/10/14
Clay Aiken talks John Roberts, jobs and why he’s running:
The Salon interview

2/07/14
Aiken for a Win?
MSNBC

2/07/14
Clay Aiken's Campaign Ad 
Is Personal, Political 
and Nearly Perfect


2/06/14
Clay Aiken: I’m ‘tough 
enough’ for Congress
VIDEO


2/05/14
Clay Aiken: Not being a politician will be a 'strength' 
in run for Congress
VIDEO

2/05/14

IT'S OFFICIAL
Clay Aiken makes it official: 
He will run for Congress
 VIDEO


2/05/14

IT'S OFFICIAL
Former 'Idol' Star Aiken Running for Congress
Article and VIDEO



1/25/14
Clay Aiken considers bid
for Congress

1/24/14
Clay Aiken running for Congress in NC

1/23/14
Sources: Clay Aiken prepping congressional bid

1/4/14
Clay Aiken May Run
for Congress 


1/4/14
Ex-Idol Eyes Major
Change

1/3/14
Clay Aiken Reportedly Considering Congressional Run in North Carolina

1/3/14
‘American Idol’ runner-up Clay Aiken mulls bid
to represent North Carolinain House



12/19/13
VIDEO
Clay Aiken Performs; Talks Duck Dynasty Controversy on ARSENIO

12/19/13
Clay Aiken on Phil Robertson's Anti-Gay Controversy: 
"Society Still Accepts Homophobia"



12/10/13 -
'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Battle: 
'American Idol' vs.
'The Voice' 
VOTE

12/4/13
Bless this table with fillet of veal with mushrooms

11/30/13 
Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Maine Awards Update 11/29 – Clay Aiken Gobbles Competition!

11/24/13 
Photo from Celebrity
Apprentice is shared

11/13/13 
Josh Groban, Clay Aiken, Reba McEntire & More Contribute To BLESS THIS TABLE Cookbook



11/07/13
Behind the Scenes:
LAW AND ORDER
Dissonant Voices
Photos
The entire episode will
be availablefor viewing online
click here
and then click on the
button that reads
'EPISODE GUIDE'
and 'Dissonant Voices'

11/06/13
What to watch on Wenesday: Clay Aiken Guest  stars on
Law & Order SVU


11/04/13
A Glittery Opening for Broadway's After Midnight, With Fantasia, Dulé Hill, Hugh Jackman, Clay Aiken, and More
Click -Through slide show>&llt;
-Clay's photo is #17



10/29/13
‘L&O: SVU’ Welcomes ‘American Idol’s’ Clay Aiken and Taylor Hicks

10/28/13
'Law & Order: SVU': 'American Idol's' Clay Aiken and Taylor Hicks get to play judge
Short video interview

10/28/13

Photo Flash: First Look - Billy Porter, Carly Rose Sonenclar Guest on LAW & ORDER: SVU


0/16/13
UPDATE!!
 Clay's appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will now air on November 6 at 9pm ET/PT instead of October 30 as previously posted. Mark your calendars!



10/16/13
at 2:11 PM
Clay guest stars on "Law & Order: SVU"

Clay will be appearing on an upcoming episode of NBC's "Law and Order: SVU"


10/12/13 
Photos of Clay Performing 
at the 2013 National
Inclusion Project Gala
by Scarlett



9/19/13 
A Follow-Up Blog
by Clay 
(this one is allowed 
to be public)

9/16/13
NEW BLOG
FROM CLAY!
OFC Members
may login HERE to
read Clay's blog- full
of interesting info as
well as teasers

9/6/13 
Twitter pic posted
by Clay

8/30/13
National Inclusion Project to Host 10th Anniversary Champions Gala, 10/12
BROADWAY WORLD


8/19/13
Clay Aiken performing at Ogunquit Playhouse
Video Interview

BWW Reviews:
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 
is More Than 'Amazing' at 
The Ogunquit Playhouse
BROADWAY WORLD


Clay Aiken in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' — Hear Him Sing!
Wet Paint / American Idol

8/10/13
Playhouse’s ‘Joseph’ 
lots of fun

 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 

9/26/14
Clay is interviewed on 'POLITICKING' by Larry King
Note: Video links to Clay Aiken's Facebook page

Check out Clay for North Carolina (clayfornc) on Instagram!
Below, Clay talks issues with folks in Sanford NC


4/2/14

Campaign Trail Photos 
set to the song ON MY WAY HERE
Sung by Clay Aiken



3/3/14
Clay's new official fan page for music and shows is located here:
http://clayonline.com

NOTE:
Music and show appearances will also be announced 
here on ClayAikenNews.com



2/05/14
Clay Aiken Running for Congress
IT'S OFFICIAL


 
 


8/22/11

'Where Do I Begin (Love Story)
Montage by SueReu
This is a Video compilation blending clips from
various venues throughout his 2011 tour




12/19/13





12/14/13


CLAY SINGS
Hark The Herald Angels Sing-Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Live from West Palm Beach, 2012




12/8/13


CLAY SINGS 
Oh Beautiful Star of Bethleham
for his grandfather (Papa who had Alzheimers
and has since passed on)
If you listen closely you can her "Papa" say
"Shine on!" and "Go Clay go!'


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CLAY SINGS 
Merry Christmas With Love
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Don't Save it All for Christmas Day
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9/28/14

2014 Candidate for Congress Clay Aiken's Cupid Shuffles with the youth in Sanford NC 9/27/14 Video by
Kisha Maynor



9/23/14
Clay Aiken- An Evening of
Love, Pride, Humor
and Excitement
Clay Aiken News Network

9/18/14
Clay Aiken- On the 
Road to Raleigh
Clay Aiken News Network

9/15/14
Link to Clay's post on Facebook
Get tickets HERE
Click poster below to enlarge


9/15/14
Honoring Clay Aiken
Reception in Washington DC
Photos



9/9/14

Clay Aiken To Perform At National Inclusion Project Champions Gala In Raleigh 

9/6/14
Washington DC- Are You
Ready for Clay Aiken?
Clay Aiken News Network

8/26/14
Clay Aiken Supports Efforts to Ease the Military-to-Civilian Transition

7/31/14
Clay Aiken- A Full House
~~
7/31/14
Clay Aiken- A Night
to Remember
Clay Aiken News Network


Clay Aiken- Working Hard
to get to D.C.
Clay Aiken News Network

7/28/14
Clay right next to 
Congressman Lewis
Clay Aiken News Network

7/15/14
Clay Aiken -Grass Roots
Support
Clay Aiken News Network

7/5/14
Clay Aiken-
From PineClay Aiken News Networkhurst To Sanford
and In Between


6/27/14
Clay Aiken= Getting
the Message Out
Clay Aiken News Network

6/27/14
Clay Aiken-
With Panache and
Vocal Agility
Clay Aiken News Network



6/23/14
Clay Aiken- Eating, Greeting
and Making Friends
Clay Aiken News Network

6/17/14
Clay Aiken-
A Wonderful Montage
Clay Aiken News Network

6/13/14
Do You Want to Work 
for Clay Aiken?


6/13/14
Clay Aiken- Political
Courage


6/10/14
NATIONAL INCLUSION
PROJECT GALA 2014
Get tickets!




6/10/14
Help Clay Aiken |Make a
Difference
Clay Aiken News Network



6/09/14
Clay Aiken – Highlighting
Real Talent
Clay Aiken News Network

6/01/14
Clay Aiken – A Busy Month
Clay Aiken News Network



5/10/14
Everything You Need To 
Know To Enjoy Clay Aiken’s
Quest For Congress

5/10/14
Ryan Seacrest:
‘American Idol’ Becomes Proving Ground for Future Politicians After Aiken Congressional Run
Dude. Seriously?
Okay. This is funny. 
Gotta love satire.



4/9/14
Clay Aiken: Making the
Rounds in D.C.

3/24/14
Clay Aiken – Impacting Someone’s Life

PHOTO
Clay Visits Senior Center

click to enlarge

3/9/14
National Inclusion Project teams with Mason City YMCA



3/6/14
Clay Aiken may be 
someone to watch

2/25/14
Talking About Politics:
'We Keep North Carolina
Growing'
by Carter Wrenn

2/23/14
Song And Dance: Of Course Clay Aiken Is Running For Congress

2/17/14
Aiken not invisible anymore
The Columbia Chronical


2/13/14
How Have Musicians like Clay Aiken Fared in Politics?

2/12/14
Aiken, Crisco, and the battle 
for Renee Ellmers' 2nd 
congressional district 
"Once again, Aiken succeeded in transforming himself, this 
time from the gutsy kid I 
remembered into a mature 
candidate with a passion for
helping others"
-Bob Geary

2/10/14
Clay Aiken Running for Congress as Defense Hawk
By Adam O'Neal


2/11/14
Yes, Clay Aiken
"He’s smart, serious and genuine. He clearly has thought deeply about policy matters."


2/09/14
Clay Aiken – Dedicated 
To The Cause

2/06/14
Clay Aiken runs for Congress:
A look back at ‘American Idol’s’ careful relationship 
with politics



2/02/14
Live Wire: 'Idol' alum Clay Aiken helped children

2/01/14
Clay Aiken Could Face Long Odds in a Possible Congressional Race
Stephen Calabria

1/17/14
Clay Aiken – A Pop-Culture Phenomenon

1/11/14
'American Idol' Stars: Where Are They Now? 
Clay Aiken may be headed for politics, but find out 
what happened to these stars of the 
competition. Updates
from Seasons 1-11

1/7/14
What A Clay Aiken Congressional Candidacy
Might Look Like
Editorial from
Think Progress


1/6/14
From 'American Idol' to Politics: Does Clay Aiken Have It in Him to Be a Winner?
Editorial from International
Business Times

1/4/14
Clay Aiken's Political
Reality: Results Mixed 
For Stars Like Him
Editorial from NPR

1/3/14
Clay Aiken for Congress?
Don’t Bet on It
Editorial from Variety



12/5/13 
$10 Million in 10 Years!
National Inclusion
Project Newsletter

11/24/13 
National Inclusion
Project shares more
pics from the
2013 Gala
NOTE: The link is to
their Facebook page

11/07/13
Champions Gala 2013
RECAP

Couldn't make it to the Champions Gala or want to relive the weekend? Check out the recap below. Includes many of the videos shown at the event ... more pictures to come soon!

 3-23-2004
CLAY WOWS WITH 
SOLITAIRE -IN RETURN TO>
AMERICAL IDOL STAGE


10/22/13
Clay Aiken – By the Numbers

 10/19/13
Photographs are Priceless

10/11/13 
Clay Aiken – Look At All The People
Clay Aiken News Network


9/29/13 
Clay Aiken – A Pull On 
Your Heart!
Clay Aiken News Network

9/23/13 
Clay Aiken – Where,
What, and When?
Clay Aiken News Network

9/10/13 
Clay Aiken – Catching 
Up With The News!
Clay Aiken News Network

9/6/13 
Clay Aiken-
Enjoying Life!
Clay Aiken News Network
8/29/13

Clay Aiken – Do You 
Have A Favorite (Video)?
Clay Aiken News Network

8/26/13
Joseph and The
Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat
A review by
Mitzi Gill

8/19/13
The National Inclusion Project, co-founded by entertainer Clay Aiken, announces it is recipient of JL Simmons NonProfit PR Grant



8/12/13
10th Anniversary 
Champions Gala!
Get  tickets to The National Inclusion 
Project's Gala
(Clay's Foundation)


8/04/13
Clay Aiken – It’s In 
Technicolor!

8/03/13
Clay Aiken – Meeting Fans!
Clay Aiken News Network

8/01/13
Clay Aiken – 
Simply Amazing!
Clay Aiken News Network

Above Photo by Scarlett
Clay signing autographs 
at Stage door
Click photo to enlarge

7/30/13
Clay Aiken – Working Hard 
In Rehearsals
Clay Aiken News Network


7/27/13
200 Kids Campaign
GOAL=raise $50,000 by July 28th to enable programs
to include 200 kids in camp



7/25/13
Clay Aiken – The PR Begins
Clay Aiken News Network

7/21/13 
6 Talk Show Hosts 
I’d Watch Religiously
Musings by Moonlight

7/07/13
2013 Champions Gala Honorees


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