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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

Steve Jacob 4 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.

Richard Heckler 4 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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