WAKE COUNTY: Clay Aiken campaign surpasses $100K in donations - WNCT

Clay Aiken campaign surpasses $100K in donations

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Clay Aiken's campaign announced Friday that it surpassed $100,000 in individual donations more than a week after the former "American Idol" announced he was running for Congress.

The singer officially announced his candidacy for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District on Feb. 5 in a five-minute YouYube video.

The campaign reports more than $70,000 in online contributions alone from over 1,400 individual donors in its first week. The average online donation is $49.  

The campaign also raised an additional $30,000 in donations and pledges from individuals in the district and North Carolina.

Aiken will run in the Democratic primary first and, if successful, would face Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers in the election.

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