Democrat Alvin Greene Stuns Democrats Of South Carolina By Winning The South Carolinian Senate PrimaryJune 10th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Alvin Greene is a jobless black American and a military veteran, who belongs to the Democratic Party.
Now, he is the Democratic candidate from South Carolina for the 2010 American Senate election. He will compete against the conservative sitting Republican, Jim DeMint, in November 2010. What has flabbergasted the South Carolinian Democratic headship is Greene’s triumph in the South Carolina Senate primary despite not generating finances and not setting up a website to propagate his political agenda.
With almost all the areas reporting, the 32-year-old Alvin Greene derived 59 percent of the vote against 41 percent for the previous four-term state legislator, Vic Rawl, a Democrat. Rawl had collected approximately $186,000 and had to suddenly cancel a late-week fundraiser for the fall.
State Democratic Party chairperson, Carol Fowler, has declared that the electors unacquainted with either contender may have cast their votes alphabetically for Greene over Rawl. Fowler had asserted that Greene never participated actively in any of the Democratic Party meetings. Vic Rawl, on the other hand, had campaigned energetically at all places ever since he launched his nomination papers.
Rawl was obviously heartbroken. He stated that he would have been delighted to be a candidate against DeMint. Rawl asserted that he has never bumped into Greene and labeled him as a kind of enigma. Flabbergasted Democratic chiefs in South Carolina have found it difficult to digest that their preferred candidate, Vic Rawl, has been outmaneuvered by a lightweight, Alvin Greene. Rawl has previously been in influential positions such as prosecutor and circuit court judge.
Greene, taken aback by the endorsement given to him by the electors, expressed gratitude to them and urged them to ensure his victory in the senatorial election. If he wins the senatorial election, he will have to deal with a gigantic employment crisis that has gripped South Carolina. Greene has mentioned that he spent 13 years in the Air Force and Army before quitting in August.
Republican DeMint, considered to be a sweetheart of the right-wing Tea Party movement, is chasing a second term. He has collected a whopping $3.5 million war chest already. The campaign of his Democratic opponent, Alvin Greene, is strapped for cash.
Political scientists have articulated that the impending Greene-DeMint contest is heavily loaded in favor of DeMint because of the financial strength of DeMint’s campaign and his vast experience.
Tags: american senate, carol fowler, circuit court judge, democratic candidate, electors, headship, jim demint, judge greene, military veteran, nomination papers, party meetings, preferred candidate, rawl, republican jim, senate election, senatorial election, setting up a website, south carolina senate, south carolinian, state legislator