Clay Aiken Loses His Bid for Congress in North Carolina

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Clay Aiken, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina's Second District, gives his concession speech during his election night party at Cafe 121 on November 4, 2014 in Sanford, North Carolina. Aiken, a former 'American Idol' contestant, ran for political office for the first time.

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I'm sorry, but what qualifies an entertainer from being in government? How about instead of trying to elect singers and actors, we get some people of science into government. Like the great, Neil DeGrasse Tyson once said about our elected officials, "Where are the physicists? Where are engineers?"