The Runner-Up

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 8.5  (25)

Clay Aiken is an individual who was catapulted to fame thanks to his run on the very popular American television show, American Idol. For several weeks, Clay Aiken was capturing the hearts of Americans with his voice and gleeful personality that seemed undeniably genuine. He is arguably the most popular person to ever finish second place in the show's history. Now, over a decade since his appearance on the show, Clay Aiken is attempting to do something that he has had a passion for, and that is to run for political office. This documentary pays focus to his hard work and dedication as he attempts to achieve this goal.

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I Approve This Message
4. I Approve This Message
April 28, 2015
After a heated discussion with his staff, Clay finally agrees to go negative. But the move backfires.
Into The Belly of the Beast
3. Into The Belly of the Beast
April 21, 2015
A strong debate performance brings Clay within striking distance of his Republican opponent. However, short on cash and with no fundraising help from the Democratic Party, the desperate candidate must venture into dangerous Tea Party territory. As Election Day looms, Clay creates a firestorm with his position on same sex marriage.
Go for the Jugular!
2. Go for the Jugular!
April 14, 2015
Ruben Studdard and Fantasia attempt to help Clay improve his election war chest.
Run Clay, Run!
1. Run Clay, Run!
April 7, 2015
An inside look at Clay Aiken's congressional campaign in North Carolina. In the opener, Aiken begins his run with hopes of being the South's first openly gay congressman but a shocking twist sends him into a tough general election against the incumbent Republican candidate.
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Clay Aiken is an individual who was catapulted to fame thanks to his run on the very popular American television show, American Idol. For several weeks, Clay Aiken was capturing the hearts of Americans with his voice and gleeful personality that seemed undeniably genuine. He is arguably the most popular person to ever finish second place in the show's history. Now, over a decade since his appearance on the show, Clay Aiken is attempting to do something that he has had a passion for, and that is to run for political office. This documentary pays focus to his hard work and dedication as he attempts to achieve this goal.

The Runner-Up is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2015.

Where to Watch The Runner-Up

The Runner-Up is available for streaming on the Esquire NETWORK website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Runner-Up on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (25)