May 12, 2014 5:10 PM by WTVD
WTVD: Keith Crisco - who was battling former American Idol runner up Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina's Second Congressional District - died suddenly at his home in Asheboro Monday afternoon.
According to published reports, Crisco, 71, suffered a fall at his home.
As we previously reported, the race was very close and without a clear winner. Aiken and Crisco each had about 40 percent of the vote, with Crisco trailing by just a few hundred votes. The winner of the primary would take on incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers this fall.
Read the full article from our ABC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham HERE.