Alvin Greene to run for SC House

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Alvin Greene is running for the South Carolina House.

He paid the $165 filing fee on Christmas Eve to run in a special election. The 64th District seat was made vacant earlier this month after the death of Summerton Democrat Rep. Cathy Harvin. She died due to complications from breast cancer at the age of 56.

Cal Land is chairman of the Clarendon County Democratic Party and said Greene entered the race five minutes after the filing period opened.

Greene said Monday he would wait to see who else filed before commenting on the race.

He ran as the Democratic candidate for US Senate in the November General Election after defeating Vic Rawl, a former lawmaker and judge who had been considered an easy win by Democrats. Earlier this summer, the state Democratic Party upheld his nomination, denying a challenge filed by Rawl alleging voting abnormalities. Nonetheless, Green ended up losing that seat in November to his opponent Jim DeMint.

Green was also indicted on two charges, including a felony charge of showing pornography to a teenage student in a South Carolina college computer lab. Authorities said he approached a student in a University of South Carolina computer lab, showed her obscene photos online, then talked about going to her dorm room. The 19-year-old accuser said Greene took a piece of her innocence.

A primary will be held February 15 with the special election set for April 5.

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