Well That’s One Way to Win A Primary I Guess
Clay Aiken’s opponent for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District has died after falling in his home:
ASHEBORO — Asheboro businessman and congressional candidate, Keith Crisco, died suddenly at his home today.
Information is incomplete; however, early information indicates he suffered injuries from a fall around 1 p.m. at his home at 1263 Thayer Drive in Asheboro. He was reported dead at the scene when emergency workers arrived there.
Crisco had a long history of involvement in Asheboro’s business and local government scene. He was a co-founder of Asheboro Elastics Corp. and received much recognition for the success of his narrow-elastics business in a struggling textile industry. He served on the Asheboro City Council from 2003-2009.
In 2008, Keith was asked to serve as secretary of the N.C. Department of Commerce by then Gov. Bev Perdue. He left the post in 2012 and earlier this year officially launched a run for the U.S. House District 2 seat in the Democratic primary. He ran against Clay Aiken.
As I noted last week, Aiken was ahead when the final votes were counted but the race was considered too close to call and likely would have headed to a recount had not fate intervened.
H/T: Naked DC