Clay Aiken Considering Run For Congress?

Clay Aiken attends 'After Midnight' broadway opening night at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City Clay Aiken attends 'After Midnight' broadway opening night at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City

Will the Claymates soon have a Congressional candidate close to their hearts?

According to the Washington Blade, “American Idol’s” Clay Aiken is “actively considering” a run for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd district.

The singer/Broadway actor, who came out in 2008, is also “sounding and acting like a candidate,” according to multiple Blade sources.

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The 35-year-old has reportedly spoken with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee along with a political strategist and pollsters about a possible bid for the seat.

The Congressional seat is currently being held by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers.

Potential candidates for the May 6 primary must file their paperwork to run by February 28.

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