Clay Aiken has worked for months to use the voice that launched an entertainment career to help him make it to Congress.
As the Cary Democrat attempts to unseat two-term Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers, some political analysts question whether Aiken’s star power can translate into political capital. The race has gained some attention for its entertainer-turned-politician narrative but has been largely ignored by polling organizations and other politicos…
“I think you do have the Senate race taking a lot of the oxygen,” said Pearce Godwin, director of the polling organization American Insights.
“Some may not expect it to be very competitive despite … the headline-grabbing narrative of Clay Aiken running for Congress,” Godwin said.