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Alvin Greene Update #2…..June 11….

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is punting on the Alvin Greene issue back to the State’s senior politician  Rep.  Clyborn…..

Who isn’t happy and making a lot of noise….

After they find out if he’ll legit and where the money for filling came from….

We’ll see if ANYONE is going to help the guy out…

Or if he gets thrown under the Bus…..

Thus assuring Jim DeMint no opposition….

Will Greene do ANY fundraising and campaigning?

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is taking a hands-off approach to the South Carolina Senate race, even as Democrats in the state fret that an unemployed veteran with a pending criminal charge emerged as the surprise winner of their party’s primary this week.

Alvin Greene, who spent little money on his campaign aside from the filing fee, came out of nowhere to defeat former Judge Vic Rawl for the right to take on Republican Sen. Jim DeMint. It’s since been reported that Greene was charged with showing obscene photos to a college student and Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn even speculated on a radio show that Greene could be a “Republican plant.”

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, who chairs the DSCC, said his committee isn’t focused on the race in South Carolina and declined to say whether the DSCC would join South Carolina Democrats in asking Greene to step aside.

“The DSCC is not engaged there. We’re just engaged in other parts of the country,” he told reporters at a press conference. “I will allow the South Carolina Democratic Party, Congressman Clyburn, who I served with and know can be tenacious, to continue to pursue that and we will look at it accordingly.”


On another front….Defeated  South Carolina US Senate candidate Vic Rawl is pledging to review the vote count for Greene in the state…..

Here’s Greene talking to MSNBC…….

June 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

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…..

June 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 19 Comments