Celebrity politicians

Singer Clay Aiken of "American Idol" fame announced on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, that he'll seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. Aiken is shown performing at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in December 2012.

Singer Clay Aiken of "American Idol" fame announced on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, that he'll seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. Aiken is shown performing at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in December 2012.