May 12, 2014 5:10 PM by WTVD

NC entrepreneur locked in Dem primary with 'Idol' singer dies in home accident

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.

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