American Idol Season 2 contestant Clay Aiken has announced that he will be running for Congress in North Carolina.
Via Aiken's wikipedia page:
Clay Aiken announced his candidacy as a Democrat for the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina against incumbent Republican Party Congresswoman Renee Ellmers. The district is heavily Republican and gave presidential candidate Mitt Romney an 18 point victory over Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Aiken will be facing Houston Barnes, a Durham businessman and entrepreneur, and Asheboro businessman and former NC Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco in a Democratic primary in May 2014.
See below for the campaign speech. For more info on this campaign, click here.