Greene Gets Just 36 Votes in Bid for House Seat

Greene Gets Just 36 Votes in Bid for House Seat

Three months after losing his campaign for U.S. Senate, Alvin Greene lost his bid to become the Democratic nominee for a South Carolina House seat.

Published February 16, 2011

Three months after losing his campaign for U.S. Senate, Alvin Greene lost his bid to become the Democratic nominee for a South Carolina House seat. 

Greene garnered 36 votes, or about 1 percent of the ballots cast, in unofficial results from Tuesday's Democratic primary for the seat, according to the Associated Press.

He first came to prominence last June when he won 59 percent of the vote in a Democratic primary win for U.S. Senate. His candidacy came under intense scrutiny, because at the time Greene was unemployed but managed to pay the $10,400 fee to register as a candidate. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) claimed that Greene was a plant, and South Carolina’s Democratic Party called for him to drop out of the race after it was “revealed that Greene was recently charged with disseminating, procuring, or promoting obscenity after showing obscene photos to a University of South Carolina student.”

Last night, Greene refused to comment after finding out the results at his home.

 

 

 

Image:  Courtesy of South Carolina Democratic Party

Written by Deborah Creighton Skinner

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