NC Congressional candidate Keith Crisco dies

Keith Crisco, a North Carolina businessman running in the Democratic primary for the Second Congressional District died suddenly at his home yesterday. A spokesman for his company said Mr. Crisco died as a result of a fall. Crisco was locked in a tight race with former American Idol star Clay Aiken. Following the primary last week, the race was too close to call with Aiken ahead by 369 votes. Crisco had yet to announce whether he would ask for a recount before his death. ABC News: The two were locked in a battle to take on incumbent GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers. In a statement, Ellmers said she was “deeply saddened by this sudden and painful tragedy and wish God's blessings for Keith's family through the coming days.” The North Carolina State Board of Elections also released a statement saying they were saddened to hear of Crisco’s unexpected passing. “A native of North Carolina, we are grateful for Mr. Crisco’s service to our state and...(Read Full Post)