1. AMERICAN IDOL

    Clay Aiken for Congress?

    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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    What will Simon have to say? Perhaps testing whether America still loves him, former American Idol crooner Clay Aiken is "actively considering" running for Congress. Aiken would be pursuing the 2nd District seat in North Carolina, which is  occupied by GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers, who narrowly won it from a Democrat in the 2010 midterms. Aiken, an advocate for LGBT issues, has reportedly been making calls to sound out support in the district.
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