Clay Aiken (born November 30, 1978) is an
Aiken was born and raised in
Raleigh, North Carolina. He was a
contestant on the second season of
American Idol in 2003.
 He is
In 2014, Aiken announced his intentions to run for
North Carolina's 2nd congressional district against Republican incumbent
 He officially filed to run on February 27, 2014.