facebook
twitter
search
search

Clay Aiken's congressional primary race is too close to call

"American Idol" runner-up appears to have a slight lead.
By Karen Butler   |   May 7, 2014 at 9:51 AM
| License Photo

RALEIGH, N.C., May 7 (UPI) -- North Carolina's House Democratic primary race is too close to call, with singer Clay Aiken appearing to have a slight lead over the state's former commerce secretary, Keith Crisco, early estimates indicate.

With more than 99 percent of the vote counted, the one-time American Idol runner-up and Crisco each earned about 40 percent, while licensed professional counselor Toni Morris seemed a lock for third place.

The Democrats are battling to unseat two-term Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers in November's election.

"I am very confident that we are going to be victorious," Aiken told supporters.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Khloe Kardashian and James Harden reportedly split
Rapper DMX found unconscious, revived by New York police
Megan Fox appears in 'New Girl' preview
Kanye West renames upcoming album 'T.L.O.P.'
'Fuller House' stars introduce first full trailer