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The Democrat running against Senator Jim DeMint in SC is a black, unemployed veteran….Updated…….


[ Greene and DeMint ]

Yea you read that right……..

Everyone is scratching their heads……

64 year old Vic Rawl,  A  former SC legislator,  lost to one Alvin Greene….

A guy with no job, and no money….

Rawl has no friends…….

DeMint’s  a GOP maverick, who has a job, and more than $3.5 million in the bank….

This one’s gonna have media all over it…Especially, since Haley is now looking like a winner….

What do you think?

A self-proclaimed jobless military veteran won South Carolina’s Democratic Senate primary and the right to challenge the incumbent, conservative Tea Party Activist Jim DeMint, in this fall’s election.

Alvin M. Greene, 32, took 59 percent of the vote, stunning his primary opponent, Vic Rawls, 64, a former judge and four-term state legislator.

“I wasn’t surprised. . . . I mean, just a little, but not much,” Greenetold Mother Jones magazine, in one of his few post-election interviews.
Greene said he scraped together the $10,400 filing fee and funds for his campaign from money he had saved while serving in the Army in South Korea. Greene said he completed his military service, a total of 13 years in the Air Force and Army, last August. He has been unemployed since.

He declined to explain why he has neglected to speak with any Democratic Party officials or to register and file reports with state and federal election officials.
“I’m not concentrating on how I was elected — it’s history,” he said.
Army officials said Wednesday morning they were checking to verify Greene’s military status.
Greene appeared to have run his campaign largely in the dark. He put out no campaign posters, ran no ads, and although he said he had campaigned across the state, was vague on the precisely where he had appeared.
“As far as I know, he never showed up at anything,” state Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler told reporters. She speculated that voters picked Greene over Rawl because his name came first on the alphabetical list of candidates.
Rawl himself expressed shock and disappointment at the election results. “I never saw him,” he said of his opponent. “I’ve still never met him.”


Note……Grenee has got Mt. Everest to climb…But stranger things have happened….


Court records show that Greene was arrested in November after allegedly showing the photos to a woman and talking about going to her room at a university dorm. He posted bond after his arrest and has yet to enter a plea or be indicted, the AP reported. The charge carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.


The Army said Wednesday that Greene, from Manning, S.C., was discharged in August 2009 after being promoted to specialist. He served three years as a supply technician, including a tour in South Korea from June 2007 to July 2008. He last served with the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan.


As stunned party officials in South Carolina and Washington scrambled to absorb the implications of Greene’s unusual victory, his election prospects seemed unclear — although he is certain now to attract the first serious media and political attention of his campaign.

Greene remains undaunted. He said he is excited about the campaign. “I’m looking forward to the debate this September,” he said.

From the Updated PoliticsDaily piece link above…..

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  1. Greene never heard of me either.

    Comment by Manila Calling! | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. Ha, ha, ha…..

    Manila you are great!

    He, he, he!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  3. Manila, who cares about the SC Senate race, DeMint wins BIG.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. Hey, Hipsters and Politicats,

    Al Green‘s already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Maybe the Palmetto State’s soul-soaked Democrats were picking him over some lesser member of Lou Rawls‘ family.

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  5. Alvin Greene is 32 year old, unemployed, has no website, no money, and no campaign signs.

    Oh, and also, he is facing felony charges for some kind of lewd online behavior.

    I want to know if My Name is Jack will vote for his party’s nominee over Jim DeMint in South Carolina. Considering Alvin Greene, and the Ron Paul supporter who the party last nominated for the U.S. Senate in 2008, SC Dems may really be the party of TPL after all!

    Jim DeMint can probably take the rest of the campaign off. He could now confess to having had affairs with both Nikki Haley and Lindsay Graham, while in Argentina, and still win handily.

    Comment by Corey | June 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Ah, Corey arrives to save Jim DeMint!

      Lets see how Alvin Greene plays in next few days……

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  6. No

    I wont vote for Alvin Green

    I would have voted for Rawl

    Although in the aggregate it doesnt matter

    Demint would have beat Rawl about 65-35

    He will beat this guy about 75-25

    And Corey

    For the record Leal doesnt agree with you that he (Leal) is mentally ill

    He said so Monday

    And yeh

    Go Blackhawks!

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  7. Who won the Working Families Party nomination (yes, there is, or at least has been, a Working Families Party in South Carolina that sometimes runs its own candidates and sometimes dual-endorses, just like the one in New York) ?

    And what if Jim DeMint confessed to stealing Rielle Hunter from John Edwards?

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  8. I had a nice phone interview with Alvin the day prior

    To the FUTURE I say Gunzburger for Governor

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  9. wow, a man of mystery and on the november ballot. funny as hell.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 10, 2010 | Reply

    • The Democrats in the state and WH don’t think so……

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  10. Corey, DeMint would confess he had sex with Black chics and still win re-election.

    PS: in the TX gubernatorial race, Bill White is facing more ETHICS questions about profiting from a company during Hurricane Rita.


    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 10, 2010 | Reply

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  15. Hang in there Mr Greene. You were elected by the people it shows a person can get elected who is not a member of the establishment
    Jim Clyburn has said some horrible things about Mr. Greene and please know Sc is not proud of Jim clyburn. Clyburn has done nothing for Sc except add to his own pocketbook or his families pocketbook.

    Stand up for the people who elected you Mr Greene

    Comment by muffy | June 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Well you go GIRL!

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

    • And Clyburn has been REALLY besides himself on TV today…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

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