In S.C., Dem nominee for U.S. Senate faces felony porn charge

Updated at 4:35 p.m.: The creature that is South Carolina politics continues to amaze. From the Associated Press:

South Carolina’s Democratic Party has asked its own Senate nominee to withdraw after learning the man has been charged with a felony.

Chairwoman Carol Fowler said she asked Alvin Greene to withdraw from the campaign against U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint Wednesday after The Associated Press reported Greene had been charged with a felony.

Court records show Greene was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student. The felony charge carries up to five years in prison.

Records indicate Greene showed photos to a woman and talked about going to her room at a university dorm.

Greene declined to comment on the charge earlier Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Greene stunned state Democratic Party leaders by winning the nomination. He had no organized campaign in his victory over a former state lawmaker.

From The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C.:

“Our candidates want to give this state a new beginning without the drama and irresponsibility of the past 8 years,” Fowler said in a statement, “and the charges against Mr. Greene indicate that he cannot contribute to that new beginning. I hope he will see the wisdom of leaving the race.”

Greene, an unemployed veteran who lives near Manning, was a surprise winner over better-known and better-funded candidate Vic Rawl.

Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2010/06/09/1324808/party-asks-nominee-with-pending.html#ixzz0qOHfMYZn

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16 comments Add your comment

Icarus

June 9th, 2010
2:19 pm

You’re trying really, really hard to make Georgia politics seem normal. I guess I have to admire that effort, but I’m not sure it’s working.

Rickster

June 9th, 2010
2:32 pm

In addition to education, I guess we need to add politics to the list of things we ‘thank G0D for South Carolina!’

Mel

June 9th, 2010
3:27 pm

Let’s get all these wackos off the street….. and into Congress where they belong!

Confused

June 9th, 2010
3:37 pm

How exactly is this a felony?

L.E. Thornton

June 9th, 2010
3:58 pm

Not taking up for the guy but-What is the specific charge Jim? I am curious as well.

Kevin O'Keefe

June 9th, 2010
4:04 pm

“Records indicate Greene showed photos to a woman and talked about going to her room at a university dorm.”

Bill Clinton was known to unzip his pants and show off his “slick willy” before asking women if they wanted to retire to The Oval Office for a cigar.

I think this guy Greene might be going places, lol! What say you? LMAO!!!

There is a sickness in GA

June 9th, 2010
4:06 pm

What is really bizarre is this guy did nothing, absolutely nothing to anyone to vote for him. It boggles the mind that someone could win a primary for a US Senate without anyone knowing anything about him. He had no web site, did no campaigning, didn’t show up for any debates…didn’t even have bumper stickers. He had no contributions, hasn’t filed with the FEC and says he paid the $10,400 filing fee with his own money.

WAW

June 9th, 2010
4:31 pm

There is a sickness… The “throw the bums out” campaign by the Tea Party folks is working… they just forgot you are supposed to vote “for” and not “against”. But then, when you are against everything it’s hard to not go with the flow (did I say that?).

You Asked

June 9th, 2010
4:48 pm

I can only think that this might be a felony if she was a minor. I don’t know if harassment rises to that level? Either way this guy was not thinking with the right head.

Red

June 9th, 2010
5:11 pm

Looks like all of the leftist nonsense about the GOP full of idiots is that – nonsense. Seems to be a nice balance of candidates with a lack of ethics, morals, common sense, etc. between all groups.

DannyX

June 9th, 2010
5:30 pm

“Looks like all of the leftist nonsense about the GOP full of idiots is that – nonsense.”

Actually most of the leftists I know understand this type of behavior is non-partisan. Its the Republican “family values” myth that has been destroyed.

Pete

June 9th, 2010
11:49 pm

One ultimately wonders should we be offended with Mr Greene’s behavior or somehow perversely delighted that a rogue like him can now end up as our next senator? Shouldn’t you visit South Carolina soon?

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2010/06/mystery-winner-of-south-carolinas-senate-primary-refuses-to-quit-over-pending-pornography-felony-charges/

MB

June 10th, 2010
8:40 am

Crossover voting seems to pervert the electoral political process somewhat doesn’t it?

Retired Solider

June 10th, 2010
9:42 am

WAW-

The Tea Party voted this guy to victory in the democratic primary? You comment is foolish beyond words.

WideAwake

June 11th, 2010
5:54 pm

Alvin Greene is special needs person. Now it makes sense on how he showed porno to an adult student. I first questioned the college student because they do this all the time BUT now I can see him showing her porn (innocently) not trying to be mean or inappropriated.

At first I thought the Dems were being mean but someone is playing a mean trick on Mr. Greene. God will punish those.

mike d

June 20th, 2010
10:41 pm

This guy is either crazy / slightly retarded / or both. He’s like Lenny from Mice of Men. Probably a nice guy. That being said, he was smart enough to find a way to WIN the nomination by convincing people to vote for him. How many times have YOU won nomination from a major party to run for Senate? Whose the smart/dumb one now.

Also, what the f* is “felony porn”. Was he looking at underage girls. Probably not. Last time I’ve checked, pornography with adults in them is legal. Showing it to unsuspecting others is a retarded thing to do, but can’t possibly be a felony. Sounds like a prosecutor trying to make a name for himself.

Also people should stop acting like their “precious” 13-year-old kid isn’t looking at porn. Theres like a 30% chance they are.