Former American Idol star Clay Aiken is considering a run for Congress, according to a person who has been in contact with Aiken.

Aiken's potential candidacy against Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) was first reported by the Washington Blade.

The Blade reported that the 35-year old singer has been meeting with political types in Washington and North Carolina to weigh a bid. Post Politics has confirmed that Aiken met with former Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who no longer conducts polling for political candidates. Hart is not working for Aiken.