Clay Aiken’s opponent Keith Crisco found dead in home accident

Posted at 4:51 PM, May 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-12 17:06:46-04

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Keith Crisco, Clay Aiken’s opponent for the U.S. House District 2 seat, died at his home on Monday afternoon, a spokeswoman for Asheboro Elastics Corp. has confirmed.

Reports suggest he suffered injuries from a fall around 1 p.m. at his home on Thayer Drive in Asheboro, WGHP reports.

Crisco was dead when emergency services arrived at the scene, City Manager John Ogburn has confirmed.

Crisco served as Secretary of the N.C. Department of Commerce before leaving his post in 2012.

The District 2 race was considered “too close to call,” but Aiken lead Crisco by 369 votes.

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