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« on: February 15, 2011, 12:26:45 pm »
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Gotta love, SC....

COLUMBIA, S.C. Three months after losing his improbable campaign for U.S. Senate, Alvin Greene is on the ballot again in South Carolina.

This time, the 33-year-old is trying to win the Democratic nomination for a state House seat anchored in his central South Carolina hometown of Manning.

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 01:33:49 pm »
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So, who started the recession this time?
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 02:00:31 pm »
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Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 02:23:25 pm »
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Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.

Well he would probably have the highest name recognition...
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 03:05:08 pm »
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Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.

It's black-majority, so if he wins the primary he'll certainly/quasi-certainly win the general.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 03:19:32 pm »
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Well yeah, the primary is the real election. Though there are actually two Republicans seeking the seat as well.

However...
Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.

Well he would probably have the highest name recognition...
perhaps not. One of his opponents is the mayor of Manning. Another is on the school board of the other county in the district (and is the only Democratic candidate from that county). The fourth guy is some Manning realtor who is apparently the White Democrat counting candidate.

I gotta say though - if Alvin Greene wins this election, then that ridiculous filing fee for Senator will turn out to actually have been a wise investment decision. Why is the seat vacant, btw?

I believe SC primaries go to a runoff if noone wins 50%? Does that also hold in special elections?
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 03:36:33 pm »
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yes.. majority required, and DeMint won this district in 2010
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 03:53:47 pm »
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Well yeah, the primary is the real election. Though there are actually two Republicans seeking the seat as well.

However...
Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.

Well he would probably have the highest name recognition...
perhaps not. One of his opponents is the mayor of Manning. Another is on the school board of the other county in the district (and is the only Democratic candidate from that county). The fourth guy is some Manning realtor who is apparently the White Democrat counting candidate.

I gotta say though - if Alvin Greene wins this election, then that ridiculous filing fee for Senator will turn out to actually have been a wise investment decision. Why is the seat vacant, btw?
I believe SC primaries go to a runoff if noone wins 50%? Does that also hold in special elections?

Alvine Greene and Vander Blubb took care of it...
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 04:01:28 pm »
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I just checked, and while majority Black it's not exactly a supermajority. 55-45 or thereabouts.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 04:15:48 pm »
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I think that he's using this as a stepping stone for a gubernatoial campaign in 2014 or senatorial campaign in 2016.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2011, 04:18:00 pm »
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I gotta say though - if Alvin Greene wins this election, then that ridiculous filing fee for Senator will turn out to actually have been a wise investment decision. Why is the seat vacant, btw?

The woman who previously held the seat passed right after the election.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 10:19:43 pm »
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Greene won 37 votes and didn't crack 1%

http://www.scvotes.org/2011/02/15/state_house_district_64_democratic_primary
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 10:25:04 pm »
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lol. 0 votes in Williamsburg County.
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2011, 11:09:01 pm »
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The Alvin Greene magic is over.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2011, 11:26:29 pm »
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Mind you, that school board member did no better. 61% for the mayor, 36% for whitey.
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2011, 11:45:20 pm »
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This thread is eerily similar to a thread about another state house race not too long ago...
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2011, 01:39:36 am »
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Let's just hope that after today Greene's relatives will do what's right and put him in a mental institution.
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2011, 02:43:42 am »
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So, what's the new forum meme?
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2011, 05:47:30 am »
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Very disappointing. Sigh.
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2011, 06:08:38 am »
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And the powerhouse suddenly goes down.
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2011, 08:33:56 am »
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Don't worry Kal, Collor will always have a special place in my heart.
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2011, 09:59:08 am »
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How well did Greene do in the Senatorial primary here? He presumably won it comfortably, right? Going from maybe 60% to 1% in the span of less than a year probably breaks numerous records.
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2011, 02:26:17 pm »
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He had no opposition then.
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2011, 07:14:16 pm »
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I bet he would have gotten at least 6% if Phil would have campaigned for him.
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2011, 03:11:15 am »
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Don't worry Kal, Collor will always have a special place in my heart.

But now, Hash, when Alvin is gone, we need to figure out new friend for Collor.
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