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the former American Idol Runner-up Clay Aiken began a run for Congress in North Carolina on Monday, the second time Singer has run for Congress for the second time after losing the state’s general election in 2014.

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Aiken is a “strong Democrat” who wants to “give a voice to those who want to bring sanctity and civility back to the political conversation,” his campaign Website notes.

The website said Aiken favors “progressive policies” on issues such as climate change, systemic racism, income inequality, gun violence, voting rights, abortion and healthcare.

Aiken is running in North Carolina’s recently re-created 6th congressional district, which includes Durham and is given “solid Democratic” seat status. five thirty eight, after incumbent Representative David E. Price (DNC) announced that he would not run for re-election.

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