Billy Baker - AOL News
(July 10) -- For the record, Alvin Greene thinks his story is "not too weird." He may be the only one.
The 32-year-old unemployed Army vet's rise to U.S. Senate contender is one of the more bizarre political narratives in recent memory. Last month, he won the Democratic Senate primary in South Carolina in a landslide. Before then, no one had ever heard of Greene, and he didn't really do anything to earn the nomination (short of paying the $10,400 filing fee): no campaign to speak of, no rallies, no fundraising, nothing.
The stunning victory set off a swirl of theories, from Greene's being a...
Mary C. Curtis - Politics Daily
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It was going to be tough for any South Carolina Democrat to defeat Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in November. Now that state Democratic Party officials have upheld the surprising June 8 primary win of Alvin Greene -- a 32-year-old unemployed veteran facing a felony obscenity charge -- "long shot" doesn't begin to describe his or the party's chances in this race.
A Thursday meeting of the party's executive committee considered a protest by Vic Rawl of Charleston, the former state legislator and judge whom Greene defeated with 60 percent of the vote. The committee could...
Steve Pendlebury - AOL News
(June 14) -- With every interview he does, the mystery of would-be U.S. senator Alvin Greene gets deeper and stranger.
A week ago, virtually nobody had heard of the unemployed veteran with no political experience, no money and no campaign organization. Now he's generating as much buzz as those blasted vuvuzela horns at the World Cup matches. Ever since his shocking victory over former state lawmaker Vic Rawl in Tuesday's South Carolina Democratic primary, reporter after reporter has tried -- with little success -- to pry information out of Greene.
To say Greene is a man of few words is a...
not in system - AOL News
(June 10) -- The unemployed military veteran who won South Carolina's Democratic Senate primary Tuesday has been urged by the state Democratic Party to withdraw from the race because of a pending felony charge, the Hill reports.
Alvin Michael Greene allegedly showed obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student, the Associated Press reports. Court records show that Greene, 32, was arrested in November after allegedly showing the photos to a woman and talking about going to her room at a university dorm. He posted bond after his arrest and has yet to enter a plea or be...
David Wood - Politics Daily
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) wants an investigation into the shocking upset election of Alvin Greene in the South Carolina primary Tuesday. The jobless veteran with no political experience took 59 percent of the vote to become the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate despite putting virtually no money into his campaign and making few, if any, appearances.
"There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary," Clyburn said on the Bill Press radio show, according to The Hill. "I don't know if [Greene] was a Republican plant; he was someone's plant." Clyburn is...