Clay Aiken‘s odds of winning a congressional House seat in North Carolina greatly improve due to the death of his Democratic rival. Keith Crisco, a 71 year old politician, was close in the running for the Democratic primary in North Carolina. Aiken was still predicted to have the lead after the primary results were calculated, but the death of his rival basically means that he wins de facto. Aiken will still need to win the overall election against the Republican opposition, but at least a great portion of his worries are out of the way. He is still expected to face a tough battle against his Republican opponent, who is anticipated to be the public’s favorite. It may take a lot more than stardom to convince the republican voters in the area to swing a vote his way.
Clay Aiken’s Odds For Winning Congressional Seat Improve When Rival Dies
Not to relish in the moment of his rival’s misfortune, Clay Aiken decided to take some time off of his campaign. In particular he decided to publicly praise Crisco, who he says was a great person.
Keith Crisco was reportedly killed after being injured on the porch of his home on Monday. He reportedly tripped on a rug that was on his porch, which caused him to fall and hit his head on a brick step. The resulting injury proved fatal for the 71 year old, and he did not survive his injury. The injury did not at all appear to be the result of bad health, and no other cause (other than accident) is being attributed to his death.
Crisco is survived by his wife, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He was a well respected man in his home town of Asheboro North Carolina.
Clay Aiken’s Odds For Winning Congressional Seat Improve When Rival Dies.