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Tillis fends off tea party in North Carolina

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Back in North Carolina, Clay Aiken, the former American Idol singer, held onto a slim lead for the Democratic nomination to take on Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers this fall. That district is a heavily Republican one, but Aiken may prove this fall that being a celebrity in this celebrity-obsessed culture may be the best weapon against the power of the incumbent.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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