We admit, we were hoping Clay Aiken would win the democratic ticket in North Carolina’s 2nd District — but not like this!
The American Idol alum will most likely be victorious after his opponent Keith Crisco suddenly died today!
According to local reports, Crisco suffered a fall in his home in Asheboro, NC. He was 71 years old.
Clay offered his condolences to Mr. Crisco’s friends and relatives, saying:
"I am stunned and deeply saddened by Keith Crisco’s death. He was a gentleman, a good and honorable man and an extraordinary public servant. I was honored to know him. I am suspending all campaign activities as we pray for his family and friends.”
Clay was leading Crisco by 369 votes after the election results were deemed too close to call last week. Crisco was waiting for a recount before he conceded.
Aiken will likely now take on republican incumbent Renee Ellmers in November.
We wish you luck, Clay!
And our thoughts are with the Crisco family. It sounds like Keith was an incredible man!
[Image via WENN.]
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