Monday, May 12, 2014

Clay Aiken’s Democratic Congressional opponent was found dead at his home today

The Democrat politician who is trailing former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken in North Carolina’s still too-close-to call Democratic congressional primary was found dead on Monday, according to local news reports.
Keith Crisco “died suddenly at his home” on Monday, according to an Asheboro newspaper, The Courier-Tribune. Crisco, 71, according to the report, died after a fall.
The Democratic primary for the 2nd congressional district seat took place last Tuesday. Aiken finished the night by leading Crisco, the former secretary of the N.C. Department of Commerce, by 369 votes, but the race has yet to be called because of the small margin.
The winner of that battle was set to face Republican incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers in November. The Democrat nominee will be a long shot in this race: In 2012, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney carried the district with 57 percent of the vote.
We’ll update as more information becomes available.

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