Congressional candidate Crisco dies in fall

May. 12, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Keith Crisco, a North Carolina textile entrepreneur locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken, died in a home accident Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Crisco narrowly trailed Aiken for the Democratic nominiation to contest Republican incumbent Renee Elmers for the Second District seat in November. Crisco had said he would await an official canvass to see if the racer were close enough to ask for a recount; otherwise, he and Aiken were expected to face a run-off to settle the nominination.