Yesterday, an unemployed man with no campaign funds won the South Carolina primary, and became the Democratic nominee to contest Jim Demint’s senate seat. Today, after a little research was done on Alvin Greene, the army veteran and newly appointed Democratic candidate is being asked to withdraw from the race because of felony charges.
Alvin Greene beat Vic Rawl without any campaign funds, no campaign experience, and a criminal background. Greene is facing obscenity charges after an alleged encounter with a student last year.
But will Greene step down? Not if Greene gets his way. “The Democratic Party has chosen their nominee, and we have to stand behind their choice,” Greene told the AP. “The people have spoken. We need to be pro-South Carolina, not anti-Greene.”
Greene was arrested in November. The Huffington Post reports that Greene has yet to enter a plea or be indicted. The maximum sentence for his crime is 5 years.