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And now, the most remarkable story from Tuesday’s primaries:
Alvin Greene, a relative unknown, shocked Democrats in the Palmetto State on Tuesday night by winning the chance to face Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican, this fall with a commanding victory over state lawmaker Vick Rawl in the Democratic primary.
South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler on Wednesday asked Greene to withdraw from the race for U.S. Senate because of recently revealed court records which show the 32-year-old unemployed veteran was arrested last November in Columbia, S.C., for allegedly showing obscene photos to a college student.
[…] “As far as we know he has done no campaigning,” state party spokesperson Keiana Page said. “We have no idea how he won.”
Greene told Fox News he has never run for public office before, has no staffers and ran the campaign entirely on his own.
Greene is also being shunned by national Democrats […].
Not just because this is such a zany embarrassment for the Dems will I insist that Greene’s story is really mostly proof of how proud we should be of our country’s amateurs. Which it is, “obscene photos” aside. (Higher-profile Democrats have been loved and praised despite worse.) I like a world in which this kind of crazy political victory, however small, is possible. Keep America Weird.