Six days after the primary, with the results still close to call, Keith Crisco, Sr. passed away in his home. Crisco had been waiting for the final vote totals and had not conceded the race.
Aiken released a web video on February 5, 2014, that described his difficult upbringing and announced his candidacy.
Clay Aiken announced his campaign on February 5, 2014, in a web video.
Aiken launched his first television campaign ad on April 22, 2014. Aiken's primary opponent, Keith Crisco, Sr. launched a television ad on the same day criticizing Aiken for missing meetings when he was on the Presidential Commission for People With Intellectual Disabilities.
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