The midterm elections results aren’t favoring reality television stars: former “American Idol” contestant Clay Aiken and Bravo “Southern Charm“ star Thomas Ravenel are both projected to lose their respective congressional races.

Rep. Renee EllmersRenee EllmersNorth Carolina ruling could cost GOP House seats Renee Ellmers announces bid for North Carolina lieutenant governor Mark Sanford’s troubles did not begin with Trump MORE (R-N.C.) held onto her seat against Democratic hopeful Aiken on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. It was the first House bid for the 35-year-old singing sensation, who would have been the first openly gay representative from the South. Aiken finished in second place on "Idol" when he competed on the show in 2003.


Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders takes incoming during intense SC debate Congress eyes killing controversial surveillance program Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE (R-S.C.) also cruised to victory on Tuesday, fending off a challenge for his seat from Ravenel, an independent. The Bravo star, who formerly served as a GOP state treasurer before resigning after being indicted on drug trafficking charges, was considered a long shot in the race.

But there were a few bright spots for television-stars-turned-politicians: Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenAl Franken blasts Susan Collins: She'll let Trump 'get away with anything' Bill Press: Don't forget about Amy Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE (D-Minn.), a “Saturday Night Live” alum, easily won a second term in the upper chamber, beating Republican opponent Mike McFadden.

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.), a former "Real World" cast member, also came out on top in his reelection effort, winning a third term against Democrat Kelly Westlund.

This story has been updated.