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U.S. Senate primary shocker upheld

June 18, 2010

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— South Carolina Democratic Party officials on Thursday upheld a surprising U.S. Senate primary win by an unemployed military veteran, nixing a protest lodged by their favored candidate that could have required a new vote.

The party’s executive committee decided there was not enough evidence of impropriety to nullify the June 8 election victory by Alvin Greene, 32, who lives with his father and waged no visible campaign against a former lawmaker.

Greene did not attend the meeting and nobody spoke on his behalf. Reached afterward by phone, he reiterated one of his few, common public statements about his candidacy.

“I am the best candidate in the U.S. Senate race in South Carolina. Let’s stop my opponent from reversing forward progress in the United States and South Carolina,” he said.

Comments

kubacker 3 years, 10 months ago

They're all upset because that race-baiting U.S. Rep., James Clyburn, who is supposed to have an iron grip on everything black in South Carolina let a totally unknown and unqualified black man get the nomination for Senator from South Carolina. It makes Clyburn out to be the incompetent race-trading MLK coattail rider that anyone who has ever heard him open his mouth knows he is.

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 10 months ago

Not all democrats are being mean and hateful. Only the incumbent and his few friends.

Obviously quite a few democrats were smart enough to vote for him. That's what I like!

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Pantoozo 3 years, 10 months ago

Why are Democrats so mean and hateful to this guy? Is it because of his race? I could see Republicans doing this, but Democrats?

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Oreobama 3 years, 10 months ago

Greene probably has more of a brain than the rest of the Dems, who are blithering idiots.

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Steve Jacob 3 years, 10 months ago

I've seen this before. He had a more pleasant sounding name, he was first on the ballot, and in a race where neither really was going to win in November, so no one really cared.

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