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Clay Aiken primary opponent dies
May 12th, 2014
05:41 PM ET

Clay Aiken primary opponent dies

(CNN) Keith Crisco, a businessman who was locked in a primary runoff for a Democratic congressional seat in North Carolina with Clay Aiken, has died, according to the company he co-founded and a Democratic source.

Details of his death were not immediately clear. He was 71.

He was running a very close second in the primary battle in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, around 300 votes behind Aiken.

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