Sign in to follow this  
merrieeee

#66: "I'm Clay Aiken, and I Approved This Message!"

Recommended Posts

Love the media attention this is getting!

Selfie from the fundraiser tonight:

10659418_357773477680930_5577262188987575966_n_zps9165475b.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

canfly also did some great pictures. I put some of them in a photobucket album here:

http://s6.photobucket.com/user/ldyjocelyn/library/Canfly%20Gala%202014

My favorite:

Image00059_zps41755a66.jpg

BTW, I did get permission to post these and the ones from Nicki as well....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

image_zps80166700.jpg

Tracy Russ

A great evening supporting Clay Aiken in his congressional race with friends Fantasia and Ruben Studdard! Thanks to everyone who joined us!

image1_zpsd8819e11.jpg

image_zps8c2a0b6e.jpg

Crystal Dempsey

Before he went up and knocked our socks off with a speech, Clay Aiken took a pic with me and Jill Santuccio!

Crystal Dempsey

1 hr · Charlotte, NC · Edited ·

(Pix to come) I can't even begin to tell you how awesome tonight's event at Elder Gallery for Clay Aiken was. Wow. Still processing. When Clay and Ruben Studdard walked in together, I got starstruck. And then Fantasia arrived. Super-wow. Did I mention that Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt were there, too? (I thanked them both for their incredible service and assured Harvey Gantt that he was one of the reasons I stayed in Charlotte!) Many thanks to Larry Elder and his lovely wife for hosting this event. And thank you to my incredible cohosts Mary Tribble, Charlie Elberson, Jill Dinwiddie and Tracy Russ! Watch this video... make a donation. And go like Clay for North Carolina's FB page!

image_zps5e6a54f1.jpg

Michael D Barnes added 2 new photos.

15 mins ·

It was an American Idol reunion tonight, on behalf of Clay Aiken for Congress.

clayfay_zps63b9c0c1.jpg

10176194_861823780502344_7653577769122549370_n_zpsef9ce4f1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fox News clip:

Can 'American Idol' star Clay Aiken win NC House race?

http://video.foxnews.../#sp=show-clips

Just watched it -- being that it's Fox News, it's not as biased as I feared. They admit he has an uphill battle, but they also think it's great that he's using his voice to get into politics, and feel that more people should be trying to do this kind of thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cary_Forum_1_zpsb1ad8b4f.jpg

Jamie ‏@456_jamie

Cary Chamber Eye Opener candidate forum. Clay Aiken, Renee Ellmers, David Price, Brenda Cleary pic.twitter.com/o1BtfVs2Bp

Cary_Forum_2_zps31709c4d.jpg

Jamie 456@_jamie

Congressman Price spoke to Clay Aiken's 8th grade class! #carychamber

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10636244_732284606819066_5377552843877237242_n_zps045f0e83.jpg

Elder Gallery

Many converts were made after hearing Clay Aiken explain why he is running for Congress this year. He is an articulate, caring and a strong candidate for the seat. We were impressed. — at Elder Gallery.

10665187_732284583485735_1144255050321991808_n_zps4c9f6df1.jpg

Elder Gallery

We admits we were a little star-struck as we welcomed Clay Aiken and Fantasia last evening. — at Elder Gallery.

image_zps04b9ab91.jpg

Cary Chamber

57 minutes ago

The U.S. Congressional candidates forum was a successful. Thank you Clay Aiken and Renee Ellmers from District 2, David Price from District 4 and Brenda Cleary from District 13. — at Prestonwood Country Club.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

image_zpsf1d14eb3.jpg

One of the ladies in the picture just changed to this as her Facebook profile picture.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The photographers in the background are filming a documentary about his campaign. They hope to get it on the BBC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Letter from Nick

We are excited to announce the CA4NC Store, where you can find all our available Clay Aiken for NC memorabilia in one place. Want a Bumper Sticker Magnet, Yard Sign, or T-shirt? Simply go to ClayAiken.com/Store and show your support for Clay by making a purchase.

We are also extending the ordering period for our Bumper Sticker Magnets for an additional 2 weeks! Thanks to all of you who have already ordered a CA4NC Magnet.

And we have brand new Yard Signs!

These are available Signed, Signed and Personalized or simply as-is. Check out the Store for more details.

Please check back often for new additions to the CA4NC store. We are always looking for creative new ways for people to show their support for Clay, and we cannot thank you all enough for your enthusiasm and passion for the campaign.

Nick Leisey

Finance Director

Clay Aiken for NC

Paid for by Clay Aiken for North Carolina

Clay for North Carolina

PO Box 3809

Cary NC 27519-3809 United States

If you believe you received this message in error or wish to no longer receive email from us, please unsubscribe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sept_30_invite_zpseb09afb3.jpg

There's a few big name stars there -- Holly Robinson Peete (actress); Betty DeGeneres (Ellen's Mom!); Wilson Cruz ("My So-Called Life"); Greg Louganis (Olympic Diver); and Bruce Vilanch (comedy writer and gay activist). Very cool!

Late to the party, but I also noticed Simon Renshaw and Peter Paige (Queer as Folk actor). Cool!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
@lizaweidle: Find out what worries @RepReneeEllmers @clayaiken @RepDavidEPrice @Cleary4Congress and me http://t.co/1j9njEfErp @CaryChamber #election2014

@HopewellCivics: N.C. Dist. # 2 Congressional Candidate Clay Aiken with our class.

# https://t.co/e7fKqkVmjx

# http://t.co/2k6SBWHy3q http://t.co/an4by2BF1w

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good afternoon, CA4NC Gold Members!

Apologies for the late email this week. We've been busy working out details for this week's raffle prize, as well as the upcoming announcement of an exciting new program for CA4NC Gold Circle members! But first, it is time to reveal last week's raffle winner. Everyone, please join me in congratulating LYNNE BARNETTE of Durham, NC. Lynne, you are the recipient of a personalized Clay Aiken for North Carolina campaign yard sign.

CA4NC Gold Circle Weekly Raffle #13

This week’s raffle prize is:

Spend a day with Clay on the campaign trail! The winner of this week's raffle will coordinate with CA4NC campaign staff to schedule a day to come to North Carolina's District 2 and will hit the trail with the candidate himself.

The next raffle winner will be announced on Monday, September 29th.

Thank you and good luck!

Eric Cannon

Clay Aiken For North Carolina

P.S. - Nick will also be reaching out to you shortly to announce a critical new program that we've assembled specifically for Gold Circle members to help us keep this campaign strong. We will need "all hands on deck" with the rollout of this program, so stay tuned!

Paid for by Clay Aiken for North Carolina

Clay for North Carolina

PO Box 3809

Cary NC 27519-3809 United States

If you believe you received this message in error or wish to no longer receive email from us, please unsubscribe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tweets and pics of tonights event

@smalljones: @mayormarkk at Clay Aiken @ west end wine bar http://t.co/dMBNm1UzMW

@smalljones: @mayormarkk at Clay Aiken event @ west end wine bar http://t.co/4lve6JagMJ

@smalljones: Clay Aiken amongst the listeners @ West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill http://t.co/j2RzJJ6A8V

@smalljones: Clay Aiken critiques his opponent's talking points @ West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill http://t.co/Q88IyOWT43

@smalljones: Clay Aiken : on why he is running. Including his work with special needs kids. @ West End Wine Bar of… http://t.co/CD6xyQu57B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello CA4NC Gold Circle Members!

I have to start by thanking you for being such a supportive group for the past few months. The level of excitement and passion that you bring to the campaign is realized each and every day with your emails of encouragement and phone calls suggesting creative ways in how you want to stay involved. You truly are integral to the campaign! We’ve now reached a pivotal moment. Our opponent has made it publicly known that she intends to purchase significant TV time and begin a media campaign against Clay. She knows that we will have a hard time matching this resource since we are a campaign funded by individuals and not the deep pockets of special interest groups. The unfortunate truth is that if we can’t match her ability to purchase TV ads, we will find ourselves facing an uphill battle on Election Day.

Now we need your help! We’re asking you to help us raise the necessary funds that we need to stay competitive. The CA4NC Gold Circle is made up of 240 of our most loyal supporters and we need you to work as a team and meet a fundraising goal of 100k by the end of the quarter. We're calling you the GOLD TEAM! This goal might sound like a lot, but if each person is able to raise (or donate themselves) $450, that would do it! And yes, we know you don't need an incentive to help the campaign, but it selfishly makes us feel better if we can say thank you in the following way:

If the Gold Team is able to raise 100k, as a team, before the month ends, Clay and Faye will host a cookout at Faye's house in Raleigh, NC. And for those who might not be able to travel, Clay will also host a private webcast after the election and even sing few songs!

There are many ways your contacts can submit donations:

1. Online: www.clayaiken.com/goldteam

2. Check: Made out to Clay Aiken for North Carolina and Mailed to PO Box 3809, Cary, NC 27519

* Must write “GOLD TEAM” or “CA4NC GOLD TEAM” in the memo line.

3. Phone: Our office can handle donations over the phone. Just have them call: 919-297-8466 x 1001

*Cash: We cannot accept cash.

Time is of the essence, with the end of the quarter only 1 week away! We need you pick up the phone and call in those personal favors and compel your contacts to provide the critical funding we need to be successful.

* IMPORTANT: We would like to invite each of you to join Clay and I on a conference call TOMORROW at 2pm EST to hear a little bit more about this request. We can’t do this without you and truly hope that you will join us. If you can make it, please use the following information and make sure to MUTE YOUR PHONE once you've logged in.

Dial-in Number: 712-432-1212

Meeting ID: 582-561-616

Thank you in advance for your help and hope to speak with you soon!

Nick Leisey

Finance Director

Clay Aiken for NC

Paid for by Clay Aiken for North Carolina

Clay for North Carolina

PO Box 3809

Cary NC 27519-3809 United States

If you believe you received this message in error or wish to no longer receive email from us, please unsubscribe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this