August 24th, 2010
02:58 PM ET
12 years ago

Greene escorted from campaign event

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="South Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene was escorted from an event on Saturday."]Washington (CNN) – Embattled Democratic Senate candidate Alvin Greene was escorted from a meeting of the Oconee County Democratic Party on Saturday after police received reports that he and a companion were causing a disturbance.

Greene had been invited to attend the group's routine breakfast meeting, but was disinvited after he was indicted by a grand jury on obscenity charges. But he showed up anyway, and according Seneca Police Chief John Covington, one of his staffers became angry and engaged in an argument with meeting attendees.

According to the police report filed after the incident, Greene's companion, Dottie Sue Maggart-Feldman, argued with several members of the breakfast party, but that the altercation did not turn violent.

After police officers arrived, the owner of the restaurant told patrons that "the meeting was over" and that they "could finish their breakfast" but were required to leave when they were finished eating.

No charges were filed as a result of the incident.

As Greene and Maggart-Feldman left the building, Maggart-Feldman chatted with police officers and accused county party chairwoman Marilyn Hemingway of being "out to get her."

Greene was indicted earlier this month on one felony count of "disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity," according to the Richland County clerk of courts.

He was also indicted on a misdemeanor count of "communicating an obscene message to another person without consent."

Greene will face incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican, in the general election.

The Oconee County Democratic Party did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

-CNN's Jeff Simon contributed to this report

Filed under: 2010 • Alvin Greene • South Carolina
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. felicia

    Why is he even around when we all know the repigs set this up.

    August 24, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |

    Ha! I betcha this is one campaign stop Obama won't be making.
    Now what about Meeks in Florida? I hear he's got some skeletons
    in his closet, too.

    August 24, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. saftgek

    Mr. Greene needs to disappear. He is doing nothing positive for his campaign with this type of conduct.


    August 24, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. Rickster

    Alvin Greene represents the best that the democrat party has to offer.

    August 24, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    I am sorry, but if the half governor could get elected in AK why not Greene in SC. Emphasis on SC here!
    I think he should be given a chance. I don't quite believe the story against him. It IS SC after all and a white woman.
    As a Democrat I still say go for it. He couldn't be any worse than ensign or boner or sanford or smith or any of the other rethugs in Congress right now.

    August 24, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Does he even have any endorsements yet?

    August 24, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. bbrooker

    The story of Alvin Greene may go down as the most bizarre, questionable political events of the decade. It makes ZERO sense, even if he had the $10K to file, that any Joe Schmo off the street could win a major party nomination FOR THE SENATE without even campaigning. I can't believe he got more than 3 votes.

    August 24, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  8. water bearer

    Politics in South Carolina . . . go figure.

    Good one, The Yeti!

    August 24, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
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