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Singer Clay Aiken launches bid for Congress

Clay Aiken formally declared his bid for Congress, setting aside the singing career he launched on TV's American Idol to run as a Democrat for a North Carolina seat now held by a Republican.

In a video posted on You Tube, Aiken alluded to the "golden ticket" that got punched when he was the 2003 runner up on the reality singing show. He stressed his upbringing by a single mom and his days as a special education teacher in explaining that he wants to serve in Congress for people who don't have a voice.

"I'm not a politician. I don't ever want to be one, but I do want to help bring back — at least to my corner of North Carolina — the idea someone can go to Washington to represent all the people, whether they voted for you or not," Aiken said.

He is aiming to take on Rep. Renee Ellmers, chairwoman of the Republican Women's Policy Committee, who won a seat long held by a Democrat in 2010. In a radio interview last week, Ellmers dismissed Aiken's candidacy by noting, "As we know, he doesn't always fare that well. He was runner up."

Aiken, 35, will face at least two candidates in the Democratic primary including Keith Crisco, a former state Commerce Secretary.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/02/05/clay-aiken-congress-north-carolina-ellmers/5220477/

Man Who Sold Fur Coat To Namath Says Business Booming Since Super Bow

This just makes me ill...... wish PETA would have been there to throw eggs at him for wearing that coat.....

According to the Internet, the flashy fur coat worn by Joe Namath during the botched coin toss was one of the biggest stars of Super Bowl XLVIII.

As CBS 2′s Alice Gainer reported, while “Broadway” Joe has been wearing his signature furs for decades, the one he sported Sunday at MetLife Stadium was a new purchase.
Mark Kaufman, owner of Mark Kaufman Furs in Midtown, said he sold the coat, a blend of coyote and fox furs, to Namath just days before the big game, and the attention the coat is receiving translated into a busy day for Kaufman on Monday.
“I just took an order from Dubai,” he noted.

Namath “came into the store, said he needed something to wear for the coin toss for Super Bowl,” Kaufman said. “And I said, ‘I think we have something perfect.’ He tried on a couple of pieces … tried a couple more.”
The other ones he tried on included dyed blue mink and red fox coats. Kaufman said rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs picked up the fox coat before the Super Bowl, even posting a photo to Instagram of him wearing it while standing next to a televised image of Namath.
For anyone who thinks that they can pull of the same look as Broadway Joe the coat will set you back about $3,000.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/02/03/joe-namaths-super-bowl-fur-coat-gets-warm-reception/

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