I noted yesterday the unusual story of Alvin Greene, the unemployed, felony-indicted Army vet who managed to win the Democratic nomination in the South Carolina Senate race, despite having not held a single campaign event or spent a single dollar on the race.
Now House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) is calling for his state to investigate Greene's victory, and suggested that he might be a "Republican plant."
"There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary," Clyburn said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press radio show. "I don't know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone's plant."
The third-ranking House Democrat said he found it strange that Greene, a relative unknown prior to Tuesday, was able to produce the money to register and run for Senate despite being unemployed.
Greene allegedly tried to pay the registation fee in cash, and Clyburn said he wondered whether an outside party might have funded both the fee and Greene's campaign, in violation of federal campaign finance laws. ...