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  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
May 20, 2022 at 2:12 PM

thank you from the bottom of my heart

I know we wish the outcome was different… but, the votes have been counted and we won’t be continuing our campaign to November. When I first got in this race I told you that I was sick and tired of leaders finding their way to power that do not speak to the North Carolina I know and love.…
  Clay Aiken HQ · [email protected]
May 17, 2022 at 10:31 PM


  Polls close in about an hour… info below to help you find where to go vote!!   It’s time to vote, chorus! Make a plan now… Here’s some information to help you find your polling location, times, and any other information you need to know. Already voted and wondering what you can do n…
  Clay Aiken HQ · [email protected]
May 17, 2022 at 11:03 AM


It’s time to vote, chorus! Make a plan now… Here’s some information to help you find your polling location, times, and any other information you need to know. Already voted and wondering what you can do now? Think about who you can text or call right now -- friends, family, colleagues --…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
May 16, 2022 at 9:12 PM

tomorrow is E-day!!

Can y’all believe it??? Tomorrow’s election day! It feels like just yesterday that we launched our campaign… now we’re hoping to see all that hard work pay off… Before tomorrow… I wanted to make sure you have everything you need to make your voice heard in this election. Are you voting …
  Clay Aiken HQ · [email protected]
May 13, 2022 at 5:46 PM

let’s make a voting plan...

Voting is happening right now! How do you plan to vote? I VOTED EARLY VOTING BY MAIL VOTING ON MAY 17 Folks have been returning their mail ballots and early-voting, and next Tuesday is officially Election Day. It is time to get out the vote for Clay Aiken. Let’s make a plan: Check your p…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 3:20 PM

Go time

Taylor is right… it’s go time. I’m giving this my all and need you by my side to cross that finish line next Tuesday. Can I count on you? https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ca_gotv We have less than a week to turn out Clay voters. There’s a lot of outside forces looking to undercut NC voter…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
May 10, 2022 at 11:34 PM

A week from right now

Take a look at the clock, team. A week from now, we will either know who won the election or we will be really close to the final count. I don’t want any of us watching the vote count thinking we wish we did a bit more to help Clay reach the finish line. That is why we are doubling down o…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 7:15 PM

strategy sesh recap

I just got out of a strategy session with my outreach team… We have big plans to be out connecting with voters this weekend y’all! We know how many folks we need to turn out and with only 11 days left, we have no time to waste! My team is getting ready to pull the lists for door knocking an…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
May 5, 2022 at 8:40 PM

Huffpo say what???

Y’all… we are less than two weeks out from Election Day and the national media is abuzz… As Taylor explained below, dark money is FLOODING the state. Now we’re going up against all those bigwigs and it is on us to show that this district isn’t up for sale. Period. We are spending down to z…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 8:40 PM

national coverage

I know there's a lot going on right now and things feel so overwhelming. However, we are officially LESS than TWO weeks out from Election Day and things are heating up so I really needed to reach out. Did you see the latest from the campaign trail? Dark money is flooding the district to b…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 10:41 PM

Not for sale. Period.

I’m not going to take a lot of your time. I’m exhausted and sweaty (but pumped!!!) after our amazing rally today! But I needed to follow up one more time to see if you had a chance to give towards our very urgent deadline tonight. Every dollar we get in by tonight we can use right away to…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 2:40 PM

Clay’s asking about you

  Clay asked me to connect with you. He’s currently preparing for our Get Out the Vote Rally today. Hopefully you saw Clay’s message last night (I included it below just in case)... We are currently fighting against a steady stream of dark money heading into the state to save Clay’s oppon…
  Aiken, Clay · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 8:34 PM

what the what!?!?!?

  I know I just emailed you this morning… but now I'm pissed!!! We got word that more Super PAC dark money is coming in to prop up my opponent. Clearly they think they can BUY this seat… we’ve gotta show them that won't fly here! Billionaires with Super PACs think Durham's congressional s…
  Clay Aiken · i[email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 4:32 PM

I need you

  Taking a quick break from calls to update you… Hopefully you remember we are currently working towards a goal to raise another $50k by the end of day tomorrow. Well… we are less than 50% to hitting that goal… yikes!! So Taylor has nagged the crap out of me and stuck me back in the office…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Will I see you tomorrow, friend?

Y’all!! You don’t want to miss this event tomorrow… will I see you there? Not only will you get to see Ruben and I together on stage again 🥰… this time we’ll be joined by Grammy winner Quiana Parler 🤩 along with other great local candidates that are fighting for a stronger and safer communit…
  Team Clay for NC · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 7:26 PM

Three steps you need to take before election day

Feeling overwhelmed by election season? Never fear! Team Clay for NC has put together an easy to use Voting Checklist to make sure you have all the information you need to confidently Vote Clay! Step #1: Make a plan to vote! Vote early between April 28th and May 14th. Find your polling l…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 3:41 PM

Clay isn’t happy

I just had to talk to Clay and tell him we are well under goal and if we don't pick things up, I have to cut back on his voter outreach time and keep him on the phone calling donors. To say he wasn’t happy is an understatement. But I know if we don’t hit our goal by Saturday, we won’t have …
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
April 27, 2022 at 6:04 PM

I’d rather chat with y’all

We are officially 3 weeks out from the election, y'all!!! And even crazier… Folks are already voting by mail and Early Voting starts TOMORROW! We are officially spending down to zero every. single. day. Every dollar in the door is going right back out to expand our media buy and outreach…
  Clay Aiken for NC · [email protected]
April 27, 2022 at 3:45 PM

Rally invite for you

Clay Aiken’s campaign is hosting a Rally for a Better Bull City on Saturday, April 30th from 11am - 2pm, and we have to tell you it is a star studded event! Clay will be performing alongside friend and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and Grammy award winner Quiana Parler. YOU are invi…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
April 26, 2022 at 4:45 PM

We’re up!!

Guess what – Clay’s FIRST ad is hitting TVs today! None of this would be possible without our grassroots support. Click here to watch our ad. WATCH HERE Now the mission is to keep our ad on the air through election day – 3 weeks from TODAY!!! Donate now to help us keep our ad on the ai…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
April 21, 2022 at 8:09 PM

wire alert

Taylor and I just talked about this and we are an hour out from wiring the funds to get my first TV ad up on the air… have you had a chance to contribute yet? https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ca_mediabuy We are about $2,537 away from where we wanted to be for this buy… link above and belo…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
April 21, 2022 at 3:20 PM

let’s go 🤪

Y’all… have you seen my opponents on TV or seen their mailers in your mailbox? They have officially kicked their advertising campaigns into gear… and we need to get ours going IMMEDIATELY in order to compete. I’m sure you know what’s coming next… can I count on you to chip in right now?? I…
  Media @ ClayAiken.com · [email protected]
April 20, 2022 at 10:08 PM

dark money coming in hot

🚨 ALERT 🚨 We are still $4,358 away from where we need to be for Clay’s first TV buy. We’ve crunched the numbers — with news that a deep-pocketed, dark money Super PAC is planning to flood the airwaves for Clay’s opponent, we need to hit our media buy goal and expand Clay’s reach! DONAT…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
April 20, 2022 at 4:09 PM

want to activate your exclusive access?

Making sure you saw this alert from our campaign. I’m currently crunching the numbers to see how much we can put towards our first media buy. The stakes couldn’t be higher since deep-pocketed PACs and special interests are flooding the district with cash to help Clay’s opponent control the a…
  Clay Aiken HQ · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 8:15 PM

hitting the 📺

URGENT: We are exactly 3 weeks out from the election and we are about to place our FIRST media buy! We have our ad ready to go but we need to raise another $10,000 in the next 72 hours to stay on track to hit the airwaves before the end of the month. Chip in now!!! DONATE Listen, things ar…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
April 15, 2022 at 9:30 PM


  Tired of these emails yet? 😜 Trust me! I'm tired of sending em too 🤦🏻‍♂️… but I keep looking back and forth between Taylor’s nerdy little chart 🤓 and then over to our fundraising numbers…and… uh… yeah….we gotta do better since this weekend marks one month out! 😖 Taylor keeps naggin that…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
April 15, 2022 at 4:30 PM

We need to hit our goal by tonight

I’m back and I brought my chart with me!  We only have 5 weeks until election day. Can I count on you to donate $25 to our outreach fund weekly until election day? DONATe weekly Deadline Date Number of Days Away Where To Give Voter Registration Deadline April 22nd 7 days away! give …
  Michael Abucewicz · [email protected]
April 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM

I need to do a staples run

Hi team, My name is Michael and I’m the Clay Campaign Field Director — it’s my job to organize volunteering and outreach to voters all across the Triangle. This weekend we will officially be one month away from election day (not to mention only a couple weeks away from early voting!) We…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
April 13, 2022 at 6:35 PM

this chart, tho🤯

Just want to make sure you saw this email from Taylor. (He's so obsessed with his chart! 🤓 It's a chart, dude! chill! 🤦🏻‍♂️🤣) But I shouldn't give him too much crap… he's excited and on full speed now, cuz this puppy is getting down to the wire! I am too...We’re both actually fired up and r…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
April 11, 2022 at 9:30 PM

How many days till E-Day?! 😳

This weekend we will officially be one month till election day. Our winning strategy includes voter outreach efforts at every major deadline. In order to reach as many voters in time as possible to get them the information they need, we need your help. We are currently spending down to z…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Clay really knows his stuff

Hi team, I want to make sure that you saw this note from Clay earlier this week about Autism Awareness Month. Clay’s experience as a special educator is a big part of what drew me to work with him. Clay can talk about these issues — education, disability rights, advocating for children, yo…
  Team Clay for NC · [email protected]
April 7, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Autism Awareness Trivia

This month is Autism Awareness Month! After working with children with autism as a special education teacher in North Carolina public schools, Clay co-founded the National Inclusion Project to help educators include children with disabilities in extracurricular activities. Join us in lear…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
April 6, 2022 at 6:15 PM

I’ll keep fighting for these kids

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Campaign Kick Off event last night! It was an incredible evening of eating, drinking… and gabbing... about bringing compassion and civility back to politics. If you missed our event, don’t worry! We got more coming! And if you’re interested in vol…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 11:02 PM

Let’s get a standing o! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

At midnight, we will submit our very first end of quarter FEC filing. We’re only $4,721 away from our goal. Can you chip in now to make sure we have the resources we need to stay competitive and bring this home? My team made a personalized link for ya: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ca…
  Taylor Bollhagen, Campaign Manager · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 2:10 PM

Do you think we’ll make it??

I just want to make sure you saw this message from our campaign, below. We’ve never had a more important deadline. This will be our first end of quarter FEC filing of the campaign, and our last quarterly FEC filing before election day in May. The stakes are high. If we don’t reach this goa…
  Team Clay for NC · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 9:01 PM

🚨Our first quarterly FEC filing!🚨

URGENT: Clay’s First Quarterly Filing with the FEC is tomorrow at midnight! Absentee ballots have already been requested and this election is well under way! Clay’s very first quarter filing with the Federal Elections Commission is tomorrow at midnight, and we need to raise $18,150 more b…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 3:09 PM

It’s starting! 🙈

Absentee ballots are live, y’all! It’s crazy to think that in just a few days folks will be receiving their mail-in ballots! I’m working my butt off to earn each and every vote — but I need your help. We are only a day away from our end of quarter FEC filing! We need to raise another $26,…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 9:25 PM

(no subject)

I just want to make sure you saw this letter from my Campaign Manager, Taylor. I know it’s a lot of political campaign jargon…Taylor likes to sound like he reads the dictionary for fun sometimes 🙄🤣…but basically, this is… no joke... a really big deadline we’ve got coming up. We’ve got to ra…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 3:01 PM

what polling says...

This isn’t my first rodeo. I know what it takes to execute a winning campaign strategy. Polling is clear – we can win but we need the right resources in the door. Even though folks know Clay’s name, they need to hear and see his vision for the district. Bottom line: if we run a robust out…
  Taylor Bollhagen · [email protected]
March 28, 2022 at 9:29 PM

it isn’t cutting it

Here’s the deal team, The first day to request an absentee ballot is TODAY. That means people will be voting as early as next week. And I have to be honest – we currently are falling short to implement a robust outreach effort in the final 50 days. Our path to victory hinges on: Our do…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 28, 2022 at 4:30 PM

did you get this note? 🥺

Friend, I just wanna make sure you saw this note from Representative Cicilline. I am so honored to receive his support and the endorsement of Equality PAC. Representative Cicilline is spot on — we are all more than what makes us different. My platform, the twists and turns of my career, an…
  Rep. David Cicilline · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 3:30 PM

becoming a first

Friend, I’m Representative David Cicilline, of Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district. When I was elected as Mayor of Providence years ago, I was the first openly gay elected mayor of a state capital in the country. Later when I was sworn in as a United States Representative, I became …
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 24, 2022 at 4:30 PM

a visual reminder

This is a photo of a necklace that I wear every day….lemme tell you why: After the craziness that was American Idol, I was even more determined to use my platform to speak for those who couldn’t… so along with creating the National Inclusion Project, I became a UNICEF Ambassador. When I…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 4:30 PM


This is a photo of the very first moment I came onto the stage when the American Idol tour came through the Triangle – the first time I returned home after the show ended. I keep a copy in my office as a constant reminder that the opportunities I have to be in service today were given to …
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 18, 2022 at 4:11 PM

We’re in this together

Well, we made it! We are officially 60 days until the election. Thank you all so much for your support ahead of our 60 day deadline. I’m so grateful that each and every one of you joined the Chorus. In this final stretch, our voices need to come together and sing louder than ever before. …
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 9:31 PM

It’s almost here 😳

  Hi Chorus, I'm being told we are just $8,432 away from our 60 day goal!!! Can you close the gap? My team made a personalized link for ya: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ca_email#Friend I can’t believe tomorrow is officially 60 days out from election day! I thought I’d have pulled a…
  Taylor Bollhagen, Campaign Manager · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 3:35 PM

We have to hit this goal

Hey, it’s Taylor. Tomorrow we will officially be 60 days away from Clay’s election. We have a lot to accomplish before then, and in order to implement our winning strategy we need to hit our 60 day fundraising deadline. Clay could make a real difference with this election, but only if we …
  Taylor Bollhagen, Campaign Manager · [email protected]
March 16, 2022 at 3:45 PM

The inside scoop

Hey, it’s Taylor. My job at the Clay Campaign is making sure we have enough money in the bank to reach as many North Carolina voters as possible. Let me break down the numbers for you: Days Until the Election 62 Days Until our 60 Day Deadline 2 Amount Left to Raise $38,411 I to…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 15, 2022 at 4:15 PM

Only 63 days to go!

On Friday, March 18th we will officially be 60 days away from election day. Now my team has been very real with me… to keep us on track for success, we gotta raise at least another $50,000 before we hit that 60 day mark in THREE days. I know it sounds like a lot….heck, I'm not necessaril…
  Clay Aiken · [email protected]
March 14, 2022 at 8:55 PM

A little over 2 months...

We have a little more than 2 months until the election, which means the campaign is REALLY heating up. NOW IS THE TIME when we need all hands on deck as we enter this final stretch. Our chorus is large and diverse, we all have unique talents and strengths — when we put them all together, …