Washington (CNN) - South Carolina Democratic Senatorial candidate Alvin Greene will make his first public speech since surprising the political world by capturing his party's nomination last month. On Sunday, he will speak at a meeting of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in his hometown of Manning.
"I told them I would talk about jobs, education and justice," which he says are the core issues of his campaign, Greene told CNN Monday.
Greene's victory in the June 8 primary shocked many political observers since Greene had not actively campaigned for the nomination and he had no political experience.
His financial situation also caused him to come under scrutiny when he was faced with questions about how as an unemployed veteran he could afford the $10,440 filing fee required to enter the campaign. He has said it came from savings he accumulated while serving in the military.
Last year, he also said he could not afford a lawyer to defend himself on charges of showing pornographic messages to a college student. He has not entered a plea in that case and has previously told CNN he is innocent until proven guilty.
After an investigation, the South Carolina South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on Friday cleared Greene of any wrongdoing concerning that issue.
"SLED has concluded that there is no evidence of wrongdoing, criminal intent or deception to the court when Greene applied for a public defender last year," the agency said in a statement Friday.
"During the course of the investigation, SLED determined that monies spent for Greene's filing fee were the candidate's personal funds and therefore, no laws were violated in association with Greene's payment to the South Carolina Democratic Party," SLED said.
Greene is thought to stand little chance in November against Sen. Jim DeMint, the incumbent Republican who has $3.5 million in his campaign account.
– CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby contributed to this story
OMG. Not this character again. Is he going to explain who and where the heck he came from? This fool actually wants to have figurines of him made to put people back to work. Anyhow, I'll choose this dummy over Sen. Demented anyday.
Is Greene still making fool of himself? And who is behind all these or who is advising him? I get difficulties to understand what is going on in South Carolina!
well, it should be short..
"Yes, I am a Democrat Yes, I am a moron. Thank you and goodnight."
He could not come up with money to defend himself, but found
ten grand for his filing fee?
There is still something very wrong with this picture!
Go Green Go Green Go Green.....then lose to the republican.....lol
I cant wait to hear what this gfuy has to say and how he says it.
I have no doubt that some republican put up the funds for this guy.
We are seeing just how low republicans stoop. As if the Bush years werent enough to convince anyone.
Honestly, could he do any worse than our current crop of politicians?
I hope he beats the living crap of the demented senator.....those retards in the gobp will get their walking papers very soon....hehehehe
Man, the democrats of "The common man's party"
sure don't want a common man rubbing elbows
with them, do they libs ???
When will you wake up and realize the Republicans
have opened more doors for more people than any
democrat ever....has !!!
Go Alvin go ! Kick some elitist butt....
This should be a hoot!
Why are these people not asking why $10,440 is required to run for office?
There's still issues with this candidate, from all I have seen. The voters in SC, will have to decide for themselves, but there are too many questions for me, if he was running in my state.
This man is no less qualified than Jim "Waterloo" DeMint is to be senator. Sorth Carolinians hopefully are drafting a third candidate to actually take on Mr. "Waterloo Moment". But I'll say this, there is no difference between Alvin Greene and Nutmeg Whitless,
The democrats should be ashamed of the way they
have shunned this man. Where is Al and Jessie when
someone really needs them ?
It is appalling how bigotted the democratic leaders have acted
in this situation. The hypocricy of their idealogies boggles the
minds of the well informed. The not so well informed may feel
perfectly comfortable with them.
This dude is tootie fruity nuts zoid just like the rest of the democrats .
Too painful. Sorry, I cannot watch. This poor man is being made a fool of by someone.
What is more embarassing...Greene or the Dems that voted for him?
Its time to sit back and watch the Dems eat their own. It will also be funny how every crooked vote should be counted in MN while they make the case that SC votes should be overturned.
I hope that he is high when he gets on TV.
Who is this clown Greene? He is bad luck for the democrats. The best thing to do is kick this clown out of the party. Dems are not going to win there anyway.
He's certainly no dumber than Sarah Palin - probably in the top 10 percent for South Carolina. He is a proud graduate of your state university, after all.
Green and Palin should run together as partners .
Good for this guy. I hope he does awsome, and shows the public why need to get real people into office.
This guy was voted in by a bunch of racist black people, pure and simple. and instead of being honest about it, their mega racist leaders (clyburn n company) blame republicans. it must b hell 4 dems who all lack integrity and brains to wonder wether to call this guy a retard or send him money when its not completely clear what their masters in washngtn want them to do.