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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Clay Aiken Wins Democratic Primary  

According to the final count, reported by WRAL, Clay finished with 11,678 votes.  Keith Crisco finished second with 11,288.  Toni Morris finished third with 5,616. 

North Carolina's State Board of Elections will certify results on May 22.

Due to the untimely death of Clay's opponent, Keith Crisco, Clay has suspended his campaign activities in observance.  He will now face Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers in November.

Crisco died from a fall in his home Monday.  His funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Asheboro.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

For Keith Crisco's Family and Friends  

Friday, May 09, 2014

Clay Aiken - Giving Back and Using His Voice  

I have not been able to keep up with my blog during Clay Aiken's new direction.  He told his fans that he was not going anywhere.  BUT he did not tell us this detour was going to be a road map to Washington.

In the back of my mind when I first started following Clay, I saw that he cared about people and saw that he was dedicated to helping children with disabilities.  Reading the book he wrote - Learning to Sing, Hearing the Music in Your Life - I could see that this could be his future.  That he wanted to make a difference, he wanted to give back.  

In February of 2003, he and Diane Bubel started a foundation for children with disabilities to be included with their non-disabled peers.  The National Inclusion Project has programs in 35 states.  Using his voice.  Giving back.

He was able to give back when he was appointed an ambassador for Unicef in November of 2004.  They sent him to Banda Aceh, Uganda, Kabul and Bamyan in Afghanistan, Mexico, Somalia and Kenya over the course of 4 years.  Using his voice.  Giving back.  

I just touched on a couple of ways that Clay Aiken has been using his voice and giving back.
I didn't mention him speaking in Washington in 2010  with regards to bullying.  

In one blog I did a couple of years back was entirely quotes that he has made.  Many profound, many funny - but the one that he has repeated and is constant in his life has been - Use Your Voice.  He is now on this journey using his voice.  He wants to be a voice for District 2 of North Carolina.  He does not care what political affiliation a person has, he wants to be a voice for all in his little corner of North Carolina. His home and his heart.

(WTVD-ABC11 Stream)

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