Dee Snider Supports Former American Idol Star Clay Aiken In His Bid For Congress

Ex-American Idol star Clay Aiken announced his second bid for Congress in North Carolina by sharing a post on his official Twitter accounts. Twisted Sister lead vocalist Dee Snider responded to Aiken’s statement saying that he supports the famous singer and added that everyone needs powerful voices.

Clay Aiken joined American Idol’s second season, which started to air in January 2003, and his performances were appreciated so much that he became one of the finalists in the show. Even though Aiken lost against Ruben Studdard, he didn’t stop creating and performing music. The singer released six studio albums, almost all of which received critical acclaim and commercial success.

In addition to his career as a musician, Aiken is also an activist who believes in equality in every part of life. Since he’s openly gay, he has always supported the LGBTQ community and aimed to represent them more, especially in Congress. Therefore, the singer ran for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district, but he couldn’t win against Renee Ellmers in 2014. Recently, Clay Aiken revealed that he launched another bid for North Carolina’s 6th congressional district by emphasizing that ‘his voice is stronger now.’

As he had previously collaborated with Aiken to perform ‘Luck Be a Lady Tonight’ which was released on his second album entitled ‘Dee Does Broadway,’ Dee Snider highlighted that he endorses Clay Aiken. He described him as a smart, hardworking, brave, and caring person and stated that if he were in North Carolina, he would definitely vote for him.

Aiken’s tweet read:

“Can you believe it’s been almost 20 years since I first got to share my voice with you? That’s a long time. A lot has changed!

We need powerful voices more than ever, so I’m running for Congress. And my voice is even stronger now!”

Dee Snider responded:

“This may surprise some of you (Seriously?), but I endorse Clay Aiken. Clay is smart, decent, hardworking, caring, well-spoken & fearless. Pretty much everything most congressmen are not. I’m not from N.Carolina, but if I were, I’d vote for him!”

You can check out the tweets below.