01/03/2014 at 01:45 PM EST
Congressman Clay Aiken
The American Idol
finalist is "actively considering" a bid to represent North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, a source tells Washington Blade
The Raleigh native, 35, has reportedly talked to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and is "sounding and acting like a candidate," the source says.
While his rep didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, Aiken has been involved in several causes since coming in second on Idol
He has traveled overseas on behalf of UNICEF, gone to Capitol Hill to support anti-bullying and anti-discrimination legislation and co-founded the National Inclusion Project to help children with disabilities.
The North Carolina primary is set for May 6, and the filing deadline is Feb. 28. If he decides to run for the seat currently occupied by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), he wouldn't be the only Democratic candidate.
Aiken hasn't referenced a possible political run on his Twitter account, but when he thanked fans for their birthday wishes on Nov. 30, he included the hashtag