Rest in Peace, Keith Crisco. The 71-year old Asheboro businessman who was Clay Aiken’s Democratic opponent in the North Carolina primary took a tumble inside his house on Monday and died. That means Clay Aiken, the only Democrat left in the race for that House seat, will now go on to face Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers this November, who also said she’s “deeply saddened” by the news. Incidentally, Aiken was already leading Crisco by 369 votes at the time of his passing.
On his Facebook page, Aiken posted, “I am stunned and deeply saddened by Keith Crisco’s death. Keith came from humble beginnings. No matter how high he rose – to Harvard, to the White House and to the Governor’s Cabinet – he never forgot where he came from.”
Clay says he will temporarily suspend all of his campaign activities out of respect for the deceased. But honestly, what reason would he have to do any heavy campaigning at the moment now anyway?
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