Clay Aiken runs for Congress

The ambitious "American Idol" alum is <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-clay-aiken-running-for-congress-20140205,0,1016120.story" target="_blank">shooting for a seat in Congress as a Democrat in North Carolina</a>. "I'm not a politician. I don't ever want to be one," he says in his announcement video. "But I do want to help bring back, at least to my corner of North Carolina, the idea that someone can go to Washington to represent all the people, whether they voted for you or not." Did we mention all the tweets he deleted in preparation for this campaign? Various less-than-dignified politics-related messages were surfaced by at least one outlet.

( Corey Lowenstein / MCT / February 4, 2014 )

The ambitious "American Idol" alum is shooting for a seat in Congress as a Democrat in North Carolina. "I'm not a politician. I don't ever want to be one," he says in his announcement video. "But I do want to help bring back, at least to my corner of North Carolina, the idea that someone can go to Washington to represent all the people, whether they voted for you or not." Did we mention all the tweets he deleted in preparation for this campaign? Various less-than-dignified politics-related messages were surfaced by at least one outlet.

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