Washington (CNN) - South Carolina Democrat Alvin Greene, who was soundly defeated in his attempt to unseat Sen. Jim DeMint last November, is giving electoral politics another try. He is one of four candidates on the ballot Tuesday trying to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislature seat so he can represent the area surrounding his hometown of Manning.
When reached at his home Tuesday morning Greene repeatedly said "I have no comment" on his race.
"So far so good. I feel okay," he added.
When asked about comments from some of the three other candidates in the election that Greene had not been seen campaigning very much, he said, "I have no comment about that."
Greene did not participate in an earlier debate with the other candidates vying for the nomination.
The primary winner will run in a special election set for April and will fill the seat formerly held by state Rep. Cathy Harvin, who died last year.
He filed the necessary paperwork and the $165 filing fee with the Clarendon County Democratic Party on December 24, according to its chairman.
At that time, Greene said said he would run on the issues similiar to those he ran on last year.
"It is the same situation," he said. "We have to end the recession. That is the bottom line."
Greene shocked the South Carolina political world last year when he captured the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, but faced a number of questions after he barely mounted a general election campaign and gave a series of bizarre interviews in which he failed to answer questions or gave halting responses.
Soon after capturing the nomination he faced calls by Democrats in the state to pull out after it became known he had been charged with distributing pornography to a college student. He has pleaded not guilty and is expected to go on trial soon to face those charges.