Clay Aiken, The American Idol contestant best known for coming out the closet and becoming a single gay parent is now running for congress.
The word on the street is that he will be running in his home state of North Carolina. Though he has not yet officially declared running, Chris Johnson reported this:
Aiken — who was born in Raleigh – is considering running for a house seat in North Carolina’s second congressional district. He has reportedly made “phone calls to gauge support,” commissioned polling, and consulted with a number of “political operatives,” including a veteran North Carolina advisor named Betsy Conti.
Not sure if N.C. has had any openly gay politicians as of yet... If this is true, good luck to him and may the odds be forever in his favor.