Dee Snider supports Clay Aiken in his candidacy for Congress
It is not uncommon for celebrities to enter politics and alumni American Idol contestant Clay Aiken recently revealed his intention to run for Congress in North Carolina. Shortly after posting a recent campaign video on social media, Aiken gained approval from Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, who explained why he would support the musician-turned-politician in his congressional run.
In a tweet in which Snider also shared Aiken’s campaign video, the “We’re Not Gonna Take It” singer said, “That may surprise some of you (Seriously?), But I support @clayaiken. Clay is smart, decent, hard working, caring, well spoken and fearless. Pretty much everything that most congressmen are not. I am not from N. Carolina, but if I am. was, I would vote for him, ”adding the Aiken campaign hashtag #JoinTheChorus.
In his original social media post, Aiken said, “We need strong voices more than ever, so I am running for Congress. And my voice is even louder now! The singer had previously run for Congress as a Democrat in 2014, but lost in his bid for a seat.
The post is also accompanied by a video in which the singer said, “If the loudest, most hateful voices think they’re going to speak for us, just tell them I’m warming up the old vocal cords.”
Aiken, who is running for a job in North Carolina’s newly drawn 6th District, also added, “I also think we need more civility in our politics, and North Carolina deserves representatives in Washington who use their powers. positions to improve people’s lives, to advance polarizing positions that embarrass our state and stand in the way of real progress. “
While Snider comes from the rock and metal world and Aiken is best known for his pop career, the two singers have crossed paths on several occasions. Snider and Aiken were both part of NBC celebrity apprentice in 2012 and Aiken was also a guest contributor on Snider’s Dee done Broadway album the same year. The duo teamed up to cover “Luck Be a Lady” for Snider’s nod to Broadway show tunes.
To learn more about Aiken’s candidacy for Congress, visit his website.