NBC Promotes Clay Aiken Running for Congress: ‘From Pop Singer to Politician’

‘Clay Aiken is used to being at the mercy of the voters’

Promotes Democrat Clay Aiken Running for Congress: 'From Pop Singer to Politician' (NewsBusters)

On Friday, NBC's Today kicked off its 2014 midterm election coverage by doing a fawning puff piece on former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken running for Congress in North Carolina as a Democrat. Co-host Willie Geist proclaimed: "A race that's getting a lot of attention. Clay Aiken is used to being at the mercy of the voters. He came in second on American Idol in 2003 and now he's running for Congress in North Carolina..."

In the report that followed, correspondent Kelly O'Donnell touted Aiken on the campaign trail: "When he says hello at Brownie Lou's restaurant or breaks out a smile for selfies, Clay Aiken is campaigning for a big career change. From pop singer to politician."

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