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Showing posts with label SC US Senate Race 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SC US Senate Race 2010. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Alvin Greene, The Face of the Democrat Party in South Carolina

This is painful to watch, but at least this Democrat is American-born and eligible to serve (unless he's convicted on pending obscenity charges).

Friday, October 1, 2010

Nathalie Dupree Launches Longshot Senate Bid in South Carolina

From Southern Political Report
By Tom Baxter

The U.S. Senate race in South Carolina got a new flavor Thursday when cookbook author Nathalie Dupree announced she is running as a write-in candidate against Republican Sen. Jim DeMint.

“I’m a long-shot candidate, yes, but I’ve been in the homes of hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians over the years through my cooking shows and books. I know you, you know me, and you know I mean business when I tackle anything. It’s time to cook some goose, and the goose is Jim DeMint,” Dupree said in an announcement statement.

Dupree spoke Thursday afternoon on the State House steps in Columbia and in front of the Pineapple statue at Waterford Park in Charleston.

Dupree’s late entrance is a sign of frustration among many Democrats in South Carolina about this race, which eroded from an easy jog for DeMint to a national curiosity when Alvin Greene, an obscure candidate with no political record, won the Democratic primary.

DeMint has stirred more controversy within his own caucus lately than he has at home, and leads the most recent Rasmussen poll of the race by more than 40 percentage points.

Dupree’s husband, Jack Bass, is a historian who has written two biographies of Strom Thurmond, who became the only write-in candidate to win a U.S. Senate seat in 1954.

She noted that while Thurmond voted against many spending bills, “he made darn sure that South Carolina got every dollar available for programs needed for our state.”

Demint’s “stubborn refusal and condemnation of earmarks” is threatening the state’s economic development, she said.

“Every coastal state in our nation is receiving earmarks from the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study required before their major port can be deepened as needed for the larger ships that in 2014 will be crossing an expanded Panama Canal. Except South Carolina,” Dupree said.

Dupree, who lives in Charleston, has owned restaurants and a cooking school, had a cooking show and is the author of 10 cookbooks.

Friday, June 11, 2010

USC Co-ed Outraged at Alleged Pursuer's Senate Candidacy

From Fox News
By Cristina Corbin

A South Carolina woman who claims U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene showed her pornographic images says she's outraged that he won't step out of the race.

Camille McCoy of Summerville, S.C., a 19-year-old chemistry student at the University of South Carolina, said the 32-year-old Greene approached her inside an on-campus computer lab last October and asked to go to her dorm room after showing her obscene images.

Greene won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, stunning party officials and unleashing a flood of questions over his little-known background and self-run, low-budget campaign.

"He solicited her on campus in a secure, limited-access facility," McCoy's mother, Susan, said in an interview Thursday with

Greene, meanwhile, has declined to speak about the alleged incident, saying, "I'm innocent until proven guilty."

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Surprise South Carolina Democratic Senate Nominee Refuses to Step Aside

"...the 32-year-old unemployed veteran was arrested last November in Columbia, S.C., for allegedly showing obscene photos to a college student."

Alvin Greene, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina.
(South Carolina Democratic Party)

From Fox News
By Jake Gibson

he surprise South Carolina Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate
has turned down a request from the state party boss to step down.

Alvin Greene, a relative unknown, shocked Democrats in the Palmetto State on Tuesday night by winning the chance to face Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican, this fall with a commanding victory over state lawmaker Vick Rawl in the Democratic primary.

South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler on Wednesday asked Greene to withdraw from the race for U.S. Senate because of recently revealed court records which show the 32-year-old unemployed veteran was arrested last November in Columbia, S.C., for allegedly showing obscene photos to a college student.

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