Contact Us

Clay Aiken’s Congressional Primary Opponent Dies

Clay Aiken
Mike Coppola, Getty Images

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken praised the North Carolina entrepreneur who died as he trailed him in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary for a Congressional seat, saying Keith Crisco never forgot his humble beginnings.

A statement from his family says the 71-year-old Crisco died Monday after an accidental fall at his home in Asheboro, about 65 miles west of Raleigh.

Aiken was leading Crisco by fewer than 400 votes after the contest last Tuesday.

Aiken issued a statement calling Crisco “a good and honorable man and an extraordinary public servant.”

A spokesman for the state elections board says if enough new votes turn up to make Crisco the winner, local Democrats will select a new nominee. If not, he says Aiken will be the nominee.

Best of WIBX 950

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for IBX INCENTIVE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive IBX INCENTIVE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.