Posted on December 28, 2010 by btx3
Seems that Alvin Greene has got a taste for campaigning. After loosing to SC Senator Jim DeMint by more than 30 points, Greene isn’t going to let a little thing like a landslide keep him down…
Besides, there is the issue of all those left over Alvin Greene Action Figures!
Alvin Greene, the unemployed military veteran who won the Democratic nomination to face Sen. Jim DeMint (R) this fall, has filed to run for South Carolina’s state House.
Greene, who lost to DeMint by over 30 percentage points, paid the $165 entry fee five minutes after the filing period opened on Christmas Eve to run in a special election to replace the late state Rep. Cathy Harvin (D), according toThe Associated Press.
His surprise primary victory over presumptive nominee Vic Rawls prompted calls from Democrats to investigate the election results, but he remained on the ticket through the general election.
In the midst of the campaign in August, Greene was indicted by a South Carolina jury for allegedly showing pornography to a college student. He declined to drop out of the race, and one of his first campaign speecheslasted a mere 23 seconds.
Greene got into trouble again when a companion of his got into a restaurantaltercation with officials from a local Democratic group, resulting in the ejection of Greene and his associates.
The candidate was also known for more lighthearted moments, such as his suggestion that manufacturing action figures of himself could create jobs.
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Posted on July 16, 2010 by btx3
First candidate to have his own bobblehead!
Alvin Greene action figures are here _ thanks to a South Carolina minor league baseball team. The Charleston RiverDogs will give out statues of the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate at Saturday’s game. Greene, who shocked the political establishment by winning the primary without campaigning, has suggested manufacturing action figures of himself could spur economic growth in a state with chronically high unemployment.
The statues are actually male Statue of Liberty figures the team planned to give away as a different promotion based on a Georgia group’s plan to build a mate for New York’s Lady Liberty on the South Carolina coast. But after hearing Greene’s idea, the RiverDogs decided to put a picture of his face on the statues instead.
“Who better epitomizes the American dream that anything is possible than Mr. Greene?” said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols.
Greene said Thursday the team didn’t talk to him before creating the promotion, but he doesn’t mind.
“As long as it looks good and is in good nature, I’m OK,” Greene said by phone from his home near Manning.
The team also plans to have a press ready to make T-shirts modeled on the “Greene Family Reunion” shirt from 1993 the candidate was photographed in the day after his shocking primary win.
The RiverDogs are a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees known for wacky promotions, thanks in part to president Mike Veeck, whose father was famous major league baseball promoterBill Veeck.
The team set a record for having no fans in the stands on Nobody Night. They tried to have Vasectomy Night on Father’s Day 13 years ago, but canceled it when some fans complained it was too crass.
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