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Alvin Greene UPSET: Mystery Man Stuns In South Carolina Senate Primary
COLUMBIA, S.C. — An unemployed military veteran who raised no funds and put up no campaign website shocked South Carolina's Democratic Party leadership by capturing the nomination Tuesday to face Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in November. With nearly all precincts reporting, Alvin Greene, 32, commanded 59 percent of the vote against 41 percent for former four-term state lawmaker Vic Rawl, 64, who had raised about $186,000 and had to abruptly scrap a late-week fundraiser for the fall. State Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler said voters unfamiliar with either candidate may have voted alphabetically for Greene over Rawl.
Alvin Greene, Democratic Senate Nominee, Facing Felony Charge for Obscene Photos
Here's more evidence that Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is facing what appears to be the easiest reelection campaign in the country: Alvin Greene, the unknown 32-year-old who somehow won the Democratic Senate nomination in South Carolina, is reportedly facing felony charges for allegedly showing obscene online photos to a University of South Carolina student.
The world of politics was caught off guard by Greene's victory -- and was further shocked yesterday when news surfaced that the unknown, 32-year-old, unemployed veteran faces pending felony charges. Questions immediately arose about the legitimacy of Greene's candidacy. While Greene insists he is the real deal, Clyburn, a high-ranking Democrat from South Carolina, is still skeptical.
Greene's controversial history does not end with his felony charges. ABC reports that Greene was involuntarily forced out of the Army after a 13-year career that included service as an intelligence specialist and unit supply specialist. Greene told ABC he was kicked out of the Army because "things just weren't working."
Originally posted by jackflap
So are we seeing another possible Obama like plant or are we seeing a major smear campaign focused on a possible man of the people?
So, the big question is how did this guy win? Who voted for him? At first, we thought because his name was first on the ballot, maybe people didn't know the other candidate either, so they just voted for the first person. Then we thought maybe he had run a stealth, undercover campaign that brought out young people in record numbers...but that didn't turn out the be the case. Finally, we thought there was an error in the sytem, but that wasn't the case either. It all finally clicked when we saw Mr. Greene's interview with Keith Olbermann this week. You all need to catch this interview, but most importantly listen to what Keith says at the very end of the interview.
Now, that you have the same clues that we have, we have come to the conclusion that the Republicans have planted this guy...and now we feel really sorry for dude, cause his life is about to be turned upside down....and probably ruined forever. But, the big question is how did the Republicans create this secret campaign without anyone knowing about? How did they get tens of thousands of Republicans to vote for him without the Democrats figuring it out beforehand? Now...this is where it gets interesting. Once all this comes out, and it will, how will this affect the November mid-term elections? We think that this will save the Democratic party, cause the American people will finally recognize how the Republican party will do anything to win...but these tactics are deplorable, dispacable and unforgiving. I promise, this will backfire and the Republicans will forever regret the use of the set-up man, Mr. Alvin Greene.
Originally posted by ProjectJimmy
3: Where the hell did he get his money, this is an absolutely enormous question.
Originally posted by oleus
especially there and in this election.
• Lobbyist William Clyburn Jr., received $60,000 last year from two consulting firms to seek federal funding for the Augusta, Ga., airport, disclosure forms show. His cousin is Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. In an interview with USA TODAY in July, lobbyist Clyburn said he secured $2.5 million for the airport after speaking with lawmaker Clyburn about having the money put into an appropriations bill. In September, a spokeswoman for Rep. Clyburn disputed that characterization. A day later, lobbyist Clyburn reversed his earlier statement and said he did not speak with his relative about getting funding.