2014 NC-02: Clay Aiken (D) v Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R)

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2014 NC-02: Clay Aiken (D) v Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R)

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Post by Addie » Mon May 12, 2014 5:10 pm

[link]WRAL,http://www.wral.com/congressional-candi ... yGuUu3E.99[/link]





Congressional candidate Crisco dies in fall





Asheboro, N.C. — 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.





Officials with Asheboro Elastics Corp., the textiles company that Crisco founded in 1986, confirmed that Crisco had died.





In last Tuesday's primary, Crisco was trailing Aiken by 369 votes, according to unofficial totals. Crisco said in a statement Wednesday that he was waiting for county canvasses to see if the race remained close enough for his to request a recount or whether he and Aiken would go to a July runoff.





Democratic strategist Brad Crone said that he had spoken with Crisco earlier in the day and that Crisco said he planned to concede the race Tuesday. ...





Aiken now will advance to face Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers in the November general election.


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2014 NC-02: Clay Aiken (D) v Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R)

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Post by Emma » Mon May 12, 2014 5:44 pm

Wow. I wonder if the fall killed him or he fell because of a fatal event (MI, stroke, PE, ?).



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Post by Addie » Tue May 13, 2014 4:50 pm

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Clay Aiken Wins NC Dem Congressional Primary





RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "American Idol" entertainer Clay Aiken has won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat.





The county-by-county unofficial tally posted by the state Tuesday of the 2nd Congressional District race confirms Aiken got more than 40 percent needed to win in the three-candidate race. It came a day after his closest rival died suddenly in a home accident.





The results from the May 6 primary will become official after a review by the state elections board. Elections board spokesman Joshua Lawson says that meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 22.





Second-place finisher Keith Crisco died on Monday. His campaign manager, Christine Botta, says Crisco had decided just before he died to concede his loss to Aiken.


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