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Alvin Greene on Principles & Values

 


BA from USC; USAF veteran for 13 years

Alvin Michael Greene was born in Florence, South Carolina. He grew up in Manning, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Alvin M. Greene is a United States Air Force and United States Army Veteran who has served for thirteen years of honorable service.
Source: Campaign website, alvingreeneforussenator.com, "About" Jul 19, 2010

Focus on unemployment, education and alternative energy

Alvin Greene finally has one public appearance under his belt. Political analysts said it wasn't the train wreck some were expecting. "Frankly, the bar was pretty low here," said Winthrop University's Director of Political Science Scott Huffmon. "Most people really expected the possibility of a spectacularly embarrassing first speech in front of this friendly group. He did a passable job, it wasn't a great speech." Greene's appearance at an NAACP meeting was his first public speech.

"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

Source: Charlotte News14 reporting Jul 19, 2010

Party officials claim Greene does not share their values

After Greene won the primary, State Democratic Party chairwoman Carol Fowler said she had not seen Greene since he filed to run. He did not attend the state Democratic convention, and attempted to pay his $10,400 filing fee with a personal check, rather than a campaign check.

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.

Source: Wikipedia article on Alvin Greene Jul 19, 2010

Surprise primary victory challenged; rematch rejected

Greene is the first African-American to be nominated for US Senate by a major party in S.C. since Reconstruction. Greene faces incumbent GOP Senator Jim DeMint and Green Party candidate Tom Clements in the general election.

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.

Source: Wikipedia article on Alvin Greene Jul 19, 2010

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