Alvin Greene Really Did Pay Own Senate Registration Fee
July 10, 2010
(ChattahBox)—It turns out Alvin Greene, the mysterious Democratic senatorial candidate in South Carolina paid his own registration after all. A State Police investigation cleared Greene of any wrongdoing, finding that the $10,440 filing came from his own funds.
Greene’s primary win over an establishment candidate, with no fundraising or campaigning raised speculation that he was a Republican plant. But it appears voters may have just cast their votes alphabetically, for the first name on the ballot.
Greene was also cleared of misleading the court about his finances, during a hearing on an obscenity charge, for which he was provided with a public defender.
Green has been receiving about $1,000 per month in unemployment benefits, since he was involuntarily discharged from the Army. And Greene was awarded $6,000 in Military exit pay. Combined with another $3,000 in tax refunds, he was was able to pay the fee to run in the primary for the U.S. Senate.
Greene says he’s staying in a race. The man of very few words, recently gave an interview with the British paper the Guardian, wherein he proposed creating jobs by having action figures made to look like him.