As another season of American Idol is underway, it's amazing to think that the show is already in season 13. Since the show first began, Idol alum have shown that there is life after singing for votes, doing everything from reality TV to winning major movie awards. But one former contestant is looking away from entertainment and towards politics.

Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken just announced that he wants to go to Washington, DC as a member of Congress.

The singer announced today that he's going to run as a Democrat in his native North Carolina.

And why not? Members of Congress have been everything from clergy to farmers. And hey, our very own representative here in the 3rd District is a former NFL player.

So, whether you voted for Clay on American Idol or not, would you vote for him at the polls?