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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A day after an unemployed veteran charged with a felony shocked South Carolina's Democratic establishment by winning the U.S. Senate primary, party officials were still scratching their heads: What happened?
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted by Schaden
Clyburn Alleges Conspiracy To Plant Candidates In Three Dem Primaries In S.C.
Something doesn't add up. Where does an unemployed veteran living with his parents come up with the $10,000 filing fee ?
Originally posted by Carseller4
This is too funny to be true.
Don't see how Democrats can be upset about this? Another black man with no credentials running for Senate. Maybe, if elected, after 9 months he could run for President?