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Tillis fends off tea party in North Carolina

"Tillis fends off tea party in North Carolina" Continued...

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 is WORLD's Washington Bureau chief. As a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, he was embedded with a National Guard unit in Iraq. He also once worked in the press office of Sen. Lamar Alexander.


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