Submitted By Todd on June 11th at 3:52am
This guy is the Democratic nominee for United States Senate from South Carolina!
Alvin Greene, 32, didn’t raise any money. He didn’t have a website. And his opponent was a relatively better-known former legislator, Vic Rawl, who was already preparing for the general election.He faces GOP incumbent Jim DeMint.
Greene was considered such a long shot that his opponent and media didn’t even bother to check his background. If they had, they would have discovered he faces a felony obscenity charge after an alleged encounter with a college student last fall. He seemed overwhelmed by his new fame and admitted he has no campaign signs, staff, buttons or even a slogan. He hoped the state and national party leaders might call him back, this time to offer some help. “I need my state and national party to help me,” Greene said. “See, I don’t have any signs. Those take campaign contributions.”This guy seems to be taking the inexperience thing a bit too far, even for Democrats!
After The Associated Press reported Greene’s charge Wednesday, the leader of the state Democratic party said she asked Greene to withdraw from the race. “I did not do this lightly, as I believe strongly that the Democratic voters of this state have the right to select our nominee,” Fowler said. “But this new information about Mr. Greene ... would certainly have affected the decisions of many of those voters.”How'd he get on the ballot? Some are suggesting he might be a plant.
It might come down to the simple fact that his name was listed before Rawl’s on the alphabetized ballot, a possibility Fowler said she pondered Tuesday night.