I almost fell off my chair when they flashed Clay Aiken’s face on Jake Tapper’s The Lead show on CNN and saw the words “has died” in the headline.
For one brief moment, I thought Clay Aiken had died but then quickly realized that his opponent for the U.S. House District 2 seat, 71-year-old Keith Crisco, was the person who, unfortunately, died after a fall in his home on Monday afternoon.
In light of this very sad news, former American Idol Season 2 Runner-Up, Clay Aiken, is now the Democratic nominee in this race.
According to CNN, they do expect a Republican to win this seat, but, with Clay Aiken’s high profile in the music world, this may turn the tables.
At any rate, the MCL community would like to offer sincere condolences to Keith Crisco’s loved ones.