• Clay Aiken Wins the Democratic Primary in North Carolina…Since His Opponent Just Died

    Well, that made it easy

    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?

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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