Group files FEC complaint against SC candidate - - Columbia, South Carolina

Group files FEC complaint against SC candidate

Alvin Greene Alvin Greene

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A watchdog group wants South Carolina's top prosecutor to investigate whether someone gave money to the unemployed, unknown man who won the Democratic U.S. Senate primary.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington also filed a complaint Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission accusing Alvin Greene of failing to file appropriate campaign paperwork.

State Attorney General Henry McMaster's office did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Greene stunned state party leaders June 8 when he defeated a former state lawmaker in the primary to face Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint. Losing candidate Vic Rawl has filed a protest, saying there was a malfunction in last Tuesday's election.

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