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Clay Aiken Wins Congressional Primary

Clay Aiken has officially been declared the winner of a Democratic congressional primary in North Carolina -- 24 hours after his opponent died in a fall at his home.

The American Idol star narrowly led politician Keith Crisco in the race, by a count of 11,678 votes to 11,288 -- but Crisco's sudden death gave the win to Aiken, who has suspended campaign activities out of respect for Crisco and his family.

Aiken, who will take on Republican incumbent Renee Elmers in November, called Crisco "a gentleman, a good and honorable man and an extraordinary public servant."

Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

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Location : North Carolina