Primary Opponent of ‘Idol’ Star Aiken Dies in N.C.

North Carolina businessman Keith Crisco, who was in a close race with former “American Idol” star Clay Aiken to be the Democratic nominee for the state's Second Congressional District seat, died today at 71, ABC News reports. At the time of his death, voting results had not yet officially been certified, though Aiken was leading by just 369 votes.