“If the loudest and most hateful voices think they’re going to speak for us, tell them I’m heating up the old vocal cords,” Aiken said in an announcement video on Twitter, poking at Republican representatives. from North Carolina and Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia. He cited challenging white supremacy, racism and homophobia as reasons for launching his campaign.
In his announcement, Aiken highlighted issues of income equality, access to health care and climate change, while promising to focus on infrastructure and inflation, if elected.
“I also believe we need more civility in our politics, and North Carolina deserves representatives in Washington who use their views to improve people’s lives, not to put forward polarizing views that embarrass our state and promote real progress. get in the way,” Aiken said. .
The singer previously ran to represent North Carolina’s 2nd district in 2014. He lost to Republican incumbent Rep. Renee Elmers.