Washington (CNN) – Surprise candidate Alvin Greene was soundly defeated in his second bid for elective office on Tuesday. He captured only 37 votes or just about one percent of the 3,892 cast in a Democratic primary to fill a state legislature seat to cover an area including his hometown of Manning, South Carolina.
Greene originally shocked the political world when as a political novice he won an upset victory in South Carolina's U.S. Senate Democratic primary last year.
Many Democrats urged Greene to pull out of that race after his win because of criminal charges alleging he had previously shown pornography to a college student against her wishes. He has pleaded not guilty. He also gained national notoriety when he gave halting performances during television interviews at times unable to answer reporters' questions.
In the general election, Greene lost badly to incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint 62-28 percent.
In the state legislature seat election Tuesday, Manning Mayor Kevin Johnson won the contest with 2,369 votes.
Contacted at his home on Wednesday, Greene said "yes, yes, yes definitely" when asked if he was disappointed but continued "this is just the start." He would not provide any details of what his plans are.
Describing his future as "a work in process," he said "this is not going to be all" and "we have to wait and see."
Greene was not seen campaigning much during the race for this seat.