Alvin Greene on Principles & Values
"I'm the best candidate in the US Senate race here in South Carolina," Greene said to a room full of spectators on Sunday. "I am also the best choice for the image award next year." It appears unemployment, education and alternative energy will be Greene's top issues moving forward. But political observers said Greene's late start of campaigning adds to an already difficult race.
Greene has repeatedly offered no comment when asked about a felony charge for showing obscene photos to a USC student
The day after the primary, the media reported that Greene was facing felony obscenity charges stemming from a 2009 arrest for allegedly showing a pornographic picture to an 18-year-old female University of S.C. student, who then called campus police.
As a result of these charges, Fowler issued a statement calling for Greene to drop out of the race, saying, "We are proud to have nominated a Democratic ticket this year that, with the apparent exception of Mr. Greene, reflects S.C.'s values."
Greene refused to bow out of the race and announced that "The people have spoken. We need to be pro-South Carolina, not anti-Greene." The Party executive committee voted 5 to 1 to reject a call for a new Senate primary.
Greene won the Democratic primary race against candidate Vic Rawl on June 8 with 59% of the vote, despite very limited campaigning and no website. The SC Democratic Party rejected Rawl's request for a new Senate primary after questions were raised about Greene's surprise victory.
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