Singer and American Idol alum Clay Aiken is considering a run for Congress as a Democrat.

Gay weekly the Washington Blade cites two unnamed Democratic sources in reporting Aiken's interest in representing North Carolina's 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House, which is currently occupied by Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Republican.

Aiken is “actively considering” it and “sounding and acting like a candidate,” one source told the paper.

More concrete steps cited include meeting with figures in Raleigh, North Carolina and talking to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) about a potential bid.

Aiken came out gay on the cover of People magazine in 2008, five years after his second-place finish on Fox's American Idol. He is currently raising one son, Parker Foster Aiken.