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Clay Aiken’s Dem opponent found dead after primary

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Posted at 3:07 PM, May 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-12 17:07:42-04
North Carolina congressional candidate Keith Crisco dies

By Dana Davidsen

CNN

(CNN) — Keith Crisco, who was locked in a primary runoff for a Democratic congressional seat in North Carolina with Clay Aiken, has died, according to the company he co-founded and a Democratic source.

Details of his death were not immediately clear.

He was running a very close second in the primary battle in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, around 300 votes behind Aiken.

Final results of the race had been expected this week along with a decision on whether Crisco would ask for a recount if the situation hadn’t changed.

Aiken placed second in the second season of “American Idol.”

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