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Alvin Greene
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Personal details
Born
Alvin Michael Greene

(1977-08-30) August 30, 1977 (age 41)
Florence, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of South Carolina, Columbia (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
 United States Army
Years of service1996–2009
UnitArmy National Guard
AwardsGlobal War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal

Alvin Michael Greene (born August 30, 1977) is an American political candidate from the state of South Carolina. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 2010 United States Senate election in South Carolina. He was defeated by incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint by a margin of 61.46% to 27.65%.[1] He is the first African-American to be nominated for U.S. Senate by a major party in South Carolina. Greene is notable for the suspicions among members of his own party regarding the legitimacy of his 2010 primary victory, for his "strange, well-documented behavior on the campaign trail", for the intense media attention he received, and for pursuing his 2010 Senate bid despite having been indicted. He also ran for Congress in a February 2011 special election, receiving 37 votes.

Early life and military service[edit]

Greene was born in Florence, South Carolina. His father, James Greene Sr., is a retired teacher from the Clemson Extension program, barber and a nightclub owner. He was a prominent member of the community "who wanted blacks to play a bigger role in politics and entertainment".[2]

Greene graduated from Manning High School in 1995[citation needed] and received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of South Carolina in 2000.[3][4]

Greene served as a unit supply specialist in the U.S. Army from February 2007 to August 2009.[5][6] He also previously served in the South Carolina Air National Guard from 1995 to 2002, on active duty with the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence specialist from July 2002 to September 2005 and with the Army National Guard for seven months prior to joining the Army.[7][8]

During Greene's time in the Air Force, he received numerous poor evaluations from his superiors. The evaluations stated Greene was an ineffective leader who lacked organization and was unable to express thoughts clearly.[9] Greene received an honorable but involuntary discharge from the Army in 2009 after a 13-year career.[5]

For his military service Greene received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon and the Air Force Training Ribbon.[10]

Political campaigns[edit]

U.S. Senate campaign, 2010[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Greene said that he originally got the idea to run for office in 2008 when he was stationed in Korea.[11] In the South Carolina Democratic primary for U.S. Senate held June 8, 2010, he received 100,362 (59%) votes out of 170,215 votes cast; 69,853 (41%) went to Vic Rawl.[12][13] At the time of his Senate campaign, Greene was unemployed and living with and caring for his father[14] in Manning.[15] Greene won the primary despite very limited campaigning and campaign spending and despite having no website and no yard signs.[16] Voter turnout in most counties was in the range of 20-30%.[13]

Questions about candidacy[edit]

After Greene was declared the winner and Rawl congratulated him on his win, several state and national Democratic officials began to voice opposition and to raise questions about Greene and his campaign. Clarendon County Democratic Party Chairman Cal Land told local newspaper The Item that local party leaders had not met Greene, that he had not attended any local Democratic events and had not responded to any invitations to local stump meetings.[4] He did not attend the state Democratic party convention, did not file legally required forms with the Secretary of the Senate or Federal Election Commission, and attempted to pay his $10,400 filing fee with a personal check, rather than a check from a campaign account.[14]

Though his primary victory baffled many, some explanations have been offered. South Carolina State Senator Robert Ford claimed that the surname "Greene" is common among African-Americans, and suggested that fact may have caused African-American voters to identify with him.[17] Some, including House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, speculated that Greene was a Republican plant; officials noted that similar tactics had been used in the past,[18] said that he suspected that Greene was a plant and called for an investigation into the primary.[19] including in a 1990 primary in South Carolina.[20][21] Greene denied the assertion that he was a Republican plant.[22]

Some commentators raised questions about the source of Greene's funding for the $10,440 filing fee. Federal and state law requires a candidate to pay a filing fee out of his own pocket. Greene claimed that he paid the filing fee by saving two years of his service pay.[23] However, Greene qualified to be represented by a public defender in his obscenity case.[24] Former state Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian told NPR that this revelation raises doubts about whether Greene could have afforded the filing fee.[25]

In response to an official protest filed by Rawl, the executive committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party conducted a formal hearing on June 17, 2010 to assess the legitimacy of the primary election results.[26][27][28] Greene neither attended nor sent a representative to the hearing.[26] The executive committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party voted 55 to 10 to reject Rawl's request for a new Senate primary,[29][30] finding insufficient evidence of impropriety to disturb the primary election result.[29][30][31][32]

On June 27, 2010, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the 5th Circuit Solicitor's office announced that they were investigating Greene's finances. On the same day, it emerged that Greene's public defender had been replaced by a private attorney.[33] On July 9, 2010, Greene was cleared of wrongdoing after a state criminal probe determined Greene had indeed paid the filing fee from his own personal funds.[34]

At multiple points during the campaign, the South Carolina Democratic Party called for Greene to withdraw his candidacy. In August 2010, South Carolina Democratic Party Carol Fowler asserted that the criminal charges against Greene would make it impossible for him to run a statewide campaign.[35]

Media coverage[edit]

Greene has been called an enigmatic figure in American politics.[36][37] He is known for his "strange, well-documented behavior on the campaign trail".[38] In a June 2010 interview, CNN's Don Lemon asked Greene about his mental state and cognitive ability.[39]

Much attention has been devoted to Greene's manner of speaking due to his habits of frequently interrupting himself, halting in mid-sentence, and saying "OK" between statements.[40] At times, his jokes were not well understood by the media, such as when he told British newspaper The Guardian that one way to create jobs was to employ people to make toys in his likeness.[41][42][41] A study by the Pew Research Center released in late July 2010 found that Greene's campaign had received the most media attention of all of the 2010 political campaigns.[43]

In late July 2010, a hip hop-based viral video entitled "Alvin Greene is on the scene" became a hit on YouTube and other internet sites, garnering thousands of views an hour.[44] It promoted Greene's candidacy and intermixed media clips of him with clips of LeBron James. AutoTune was used to manipulate some of the lyrics.[45][46] Greene has since denied that he played any role in the production of the video, although he told Hamby that "It sounds good."[47] At one point, YouTube administrators removed the video due to a copyright claim by Frank Strategies, LLC. The video featured footage that is owned by Frank Strategies, LLC.[44]

In August 2010, a reporter visited Greene's home and asked about his recent indictment. In response, Greene "ordered the reporter to 'leave [his] property' and 'go away'... 'When [the reporter] stopped briefly to talk with Greene’s brother Jimmy, Alvin Greene began howling and wailing the words, "no" and "go"'".[35]

General election[edit]

Greene is the first African-American to be nominated for the U.S. Senate by a major party in South Carolina.[48][49]

The day after the primary election, the media reported that Greene was facing felony obscenity charges stemming from a November 2009 arrest for allegedly showing a pornographic picture on an Internet site to an 18-year-old female University of South Carolina student in a computer lab, and then allegedly saying to her "Let's go to your room."[50][51][52] Greene refused to bow out of the race, asserting that "he Democratic Party has chosen their nominee, and we have to stand behind their choice. The people have spoken. We need to be pro-South Carolina, not anti-Greene".[53]

Greene hired South Carolina attorney Suzanne Coe as his campaign manager. Coe said she offered to assist Greene after being struck by his honesty and selfless motivation. She said that "If Alvin tells you he's hiking the Appalachian Trail, he really would be hiking the Appalachian Trail. You can believe what he says."[54] (In 2009, then-South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford had claimed to be hiking the Appalachian Trail to cover up an extramarital affair.)

The progressive watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Greene to their list of the 11 most crooked candidates vying for federal office in 2010. Greene took exception to this designation, saying that "I think my opponent should be on this list. He’s not doing his job and he doesn’t care about South Carolina or the United States of America."[55]

In the general election, Greene faced DeMint, Green Party candidate Tom Clements and write-in candidates Nathalie Dupree[56] and Mazie Ferguson.[57] On November 2, 2010, Greene lost to DeMint by a margin of 63% to 28%, with Green Party candidate Tom Clements receiving 9% of the vote.[58]

2011 congressional campaign[edit]

On December 24, 2010, Greene filed as a candidate in the Democratic primary special election for the South Carolina House of Representatives seat left vacant by the death of Representative Cathy Harvin.[59] The primary was held on February 15, 2011; Greene received 37 votes.[60]

Potential 2012 presidential campaign[edit]

After he lost the 2010 Senate election, Greene reportedly asked the South Carolina Democratic Party how much the filing fee would be to run for President of the United States.[61] He told The Daily Caller on November 9 that "We will have a Greene/Obama showdown in 2012."[62] The next day, he confirmed to the Columbia Free Times that he was "seriously considering" a presidential campaign, although he was not sure which party's nomination he would seek.[63] Greene justified his potential bid by saying "I'm the man. I'm the man. I'm the man. Greene's the man. I'm the man. I'm the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. I'm the man, I'm the greatest individual ever."[64] A year later, Greene notified The Daily Caller that he would not seek the presidency.[65]

Political positions[edit]

Economy[edit]

During his 2010 Senate campaign, Greene described himself as a moderate Democrat. His campaign slogan was "Let's get South Carolina back to work."[4] Greene favored measures to lower the price of gas and supports offshore drilling. He supported a united Korea under a democratic system of government.[11] He supported allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire and supported reform of the financial industry. Greene supported job creation, increased highway construction projects and pursuit of alternative energy sources.[3]

Government reform[edit]

Greene cited the example of mismanagement at the Pentagon as proof that greater accountability in government is needed. He criticized corporate influence on politics, saying that "Half the members of the US senate work for BP. The other half work for Halliburton."[66]

Health care[edit]

In an editorial published in The Guardian as "The Alvin Greene manifesto for a fairer America", Greene explained his political views in more detail and attacked the political establishment. Greene advocated free universal health care, saying that the United States should model its system on Austria, Britain, or Canada.[67]

Judicial reform[edit]

Greene supported the idea that the severity of penalty for a misdeed or wrongdoing should be reasonable and proportionate to the severity of the infraction.[68] “Fairness saves us money,” he said in an interview. “There are innocent people incarcerated. We spend more than two times of our taxpayer dollars on inmates than on students.”[69]

Criminal proceedings[edit]

2010 obscenity charges[edit]

In June 2010, the media reported that Greene was facing felony obscenity charges stemming from a November 2009 arrest for allegedly showing a pornographic picture on an Internet site to an 18-year-old female University of South Carolina student in a computer lab, and then allegedly saying to her "Let's go to your room."[50][51][52] Greene has since said that he was joking when he spoke to the student, and that he believed that she owed him an apology for pressing charges against him.[70]

On August 12, 2010, a Richland County grand jury indicted Greene for disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity — a felony — as well as a misdemeanor charge of communicating obscene materials to a person without consent.[71][72] The incident took place November 4, 2009,[73] at the Bates House residence hall on the University of South Carolina's campus. A female student, Camille McCoy, reported that a man (later identified as Greene) told her to look at his computer screen; pornographic images were displayed on it. McCoy told him that this was "offensive and not funny". Then, Greene allegedly asked if he could come to her room, and she told him to leave her alone. McCoy described the event: "It was kind of scary. He's a pretty big boy. He could've overpowered me."[74] McCoy then went to her room and told her resident mentor about the incident.[75] McCoy also reported the incident to the campus police and to her parents, who demanded that the police press charges.[73] A warrant for Greene's arrest was issued on November 9, 2009, and he was subsequently arrested.[76]

In an affidavit, police said that they had surveillance video showing the interaction. When campus police arrived, they spoke to residence staff, who said Greene had been entering the Bates House for some time using an old university ID card with his picture on it. The staff had been told not to allow him inside the building anymore, but the person working that day had not been made aware of this information, and let Greene in as he normally did.[77]

On June 6, 2011, Greene accepted the Richland County prosecutor's offer to enter a pretrial diversion program which would expunge his record of both charges after he completed a year-long[78] course of counseling and community service.[79]

2013 arrest[edit]

On August 9, 2013, Greene was arrested on a trespassing charge at an apartment complex in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A report says Greene was walking around disoriented around 12:30am and asked for paramedics. The paramedics checked on Greene, who was then taken into custody.[80]

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Inez Tenenbaum
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from South Carolina
(Class 1)

2010
Succeeded by
Joyce Dickerson