'American Idol' star Clay Aiken, a Democrat, isn't just running on his celebrity. In a district neighboring Fort Bragg, he's campaigning in part from the right, as a guardian of military interests.
Clay Aiken, who finished second in the 'American Idol' competition in 2003, is reportedly considering a run as a Democrat in North Carolina, which hasn't been shy about electing celebrities.
Jessica Sanchez: 'Glee' will give the season 11 'American Idol' runner-up a recurring role. Jessica Sanchez may play a love interest to Finn on Glee. Sanchez is not the first 'Idol' contestant to leap to TV or Broadway.