Alvin Greene was charged with a felony. The Democratic rival from South Carolina is facing up to five years in prison for showing obscene Internet photos. Alvin Greene shocked voters when he won the Democratic nomination for the 2010 United States Senate election.
“Today I spoke with Alvin Greene, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the US Senate, and asked him to withdraw from the race. I did not do this lightly, as I believe strongly that the Democratic voters of this state have the right to select our nominee. But this new information about Mr. Greene would certainly have affected the decisions of many of those voters,” Carol Fowler, the head of the South Carolina Democratic Party, said in a statement.
Greene, 32, was arrested in November after showing the obscene photos to a University of South Carolina student. He stunned state Democratic Party leaders. The amazing part of this is that he defeated former state lawmaker, Vic Rawl, despite having no website, raising no money, and having no yard signs.
Greene is an unemployed Army veteran, who lives with his parents near Manning in Clarendon County. Greene favors measures to lower the price of gas and supports offshore drilling. Additionally, he has shown interest in seeing a United Korea running a democratic system of government.