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Congressional Candidate Keith Crisco Dead From Fall

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Keith Crisco, the North Carolina businessman locked in a tight Democratic congressional primary race against former “American Idol” star Clay Aiken, died suddenly Monday. Crisco, a textile entrepreneur from Asheboro, in central North Carolina, died after sustaining serious injuries in a fall inside his home Monday afternoon, the Asheboro Courier-Tribune reported.

The campaign has been one of the hottest races in America this year. According to media reports Crisco  fell around 1:30 p.m. and was declared dead when emergency services arrived, according to the paper.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections confirmed Crisco’s death, saying that officials were “saddened to hear” of his passing. “We are grateful for Mr. Crisco’s service to our state and his community through the years,” the agency said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Crisco family during this difficult time.”