Clay Aiken, Democratic candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, hosts a roundtable with military wives including, at left, Catherine Eberhart with her 9-month-old son Cooper Eberhart, Susan Reynolds, second from right, and Siobhan Norris at Grapes & Hops, a wine and beer store in Cameron earlier this month. Aiken, a former “American Idol” contestant, emphasized pragmatism over politics and district interests over partisanship at this campaign stop. Aiken is challenging two-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Republican from Dunn.
Clay Aiken, Democratic candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, hosts a roundtable with military wives including, at left, Catherine Eberhart with her 9-month-old son Cooper Eberhart, Susan Reynolds, second from right, and Siobhan Norris at Grapes & Hops, a wine and beer store in Cameron earlier this month. Aiken, a former “American Idol” contestant, emphasized pragmatism over politics and district interests over partisanship at this campaign stop. Aiken is challenging two-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Republican from Dunn. tlong@newsobserver.com
Clay Aiken, Democratic candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, hosts a roundtable with military wives including, at left, Catherine Eberhart with her 9-month-old son Cooper Eberhart, Susan Reynolds, second from right, and Siobhan Norris at Grapes & Hops, a wine and beer store in Cameron earlier this month. Aiken, a former “American Idol” contestant, emphasized pragmatism over politics and district interests over partisanship at this campaign stop. Aiken is challenging two-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Republican from Dunn. tlong@newsobserver.com

Aiken makes nonpartisanship appeal in attempt to win Congressional seat

September 23, 2014 08:23 PM

UPDATED November 23, 2014 03:15 PM

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