Q&A with Clay Aiken on new documentary series 'Runner-Up'

April 6, 2015 4:12 PM

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Clay Aiken placed second on the sophomore season of "American Idol" that aired in 2003. After a string of album releases, a stint on Broadway and touring, the North Carolina native decided to run for office in the state's 2nd Congressional District.

Aiken's second-place finish serves as the basis for his new Esquire Network series, "The Runner-Up." The documentary series takes a look at one of the most unique political campaigns of the past election year. Aiken struggles with his desire to be seen as a viable candidate and his need to convince ...

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