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.
OK so the republicans don't have a monopoly on weirdos running for public office.
It time for Alvin Greene to go the way of the modle T. lol.
While the Greene story is interesting, I find it more notable that Kevin Bohn of CNN evidently has no sense of simple math. Rather than the ".01%" mentioned in the story, Greene received about 1.0%. Those darn, pesky decimal points...
I bet he'd have better luck in Minnesota. They love electing oddball candidates.
Somehow... I don't know how, but SOMEHOW... the liberals are STILL going to think this clown is a "Republican plant". Idiots.
Still waiting to hear where he actually got his filing fees from.
I think he just got shocked. 37 is about the right size for immediate and extended family and some high school buds.
That should just about do it. The message should be pretty clear at this point???
Why would the democrats ruin their best hope? He's the poster boy for democrats all over the world. He's the best democrat ever.
He got 1% of the vote, not .01%
.01% would be one one-hundredth of one percent, or less than half a vote.
Do any of your editors know basic math?
Except he is NOT a Democrat, he is a republican plant, a straw-man built by republican operatives outside the district to subvert free elections! The GOP recruited him, paid all his fees and supported him financially to avoid an honest election with a real Democratic candidate. The GOP, Becker-heads and ‘Baggers are afraid of honest elections; they know most Americans reject their hate filled rhetoric, lunatic conspiracy theories and un-American attempt to subvert free elections.
DeMint ran against a nobody to win and it will be his legacy along with Greenes. LOL
This is further evidence that the South Carolina primary was fixed by the extremist faction of the South Carolina Republican Party. This state is a fanatical hotseat of these neo-con jihadists.
Amazing how Democrats vote when we dont let Republicans mess with our vote.....
Socialist idiot...at least has the 'idiot' part correct.
Alvin Green's case exemplifies the difference between [R]s and [D]s. Politics is a 'human' enterprise so it should come as no surprise that both political persuasions have their fair share of people with crap-for-brains. The difference is that in the [D] party these types of people tend to sink out of sight, as Mr. Green is doing, while in the [R] party these odorous types rise to the very top. You have to have a severe mental deficit to be associated with the malignant [R] party these days.
I'm no Einstein, but 37 out of 3892 is just shy of 1%. Shoddy mainstream journalism as usual...
And this is a big surprise for what reason?
The funniest thing of all is that, at his worst, believe it or not, he's better than Demented!! And I'm WHITE!!
Several investigations into the first election tend to point to Republicans crossing over and voting for this guy in the first place to set up what happened yesterday. What? You don't think the GOP would stoop to that? Really?!?!?!?!
Reggie, I was thinking the same thing. How many people in his family voted for him to reach that number. But I doubt even his family would vote for him. Must be people who made mistakes or REALLY hated the other candidates with a passion. I seriously wonder what job he would be able to keep, God Bless him. All you others who are just spouting venom that he's Democratic poster boy, blah, blah, blah. Do you really have a purpose other than to pi$$ people off? Is that fun for you? Why don't you go do something productive?
This guy is an idiot too. Pathetic.