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Alvin Greene, the obscure jobless man whose come-from-nowhere victory in the June Democratic primary for U.S. Senate created a national furor, had legitimate sources of income to pay his $10,400 primary entry fee, law enforcement sources said Friday.
He will not, according to SLED, face criminal deception charges for requesting a taxpayer funded attorney in a still pending criminal case against him.
State law enforcement officials wrapped up an investigation of Greeneâ€™s finances after questions were raised about how he could qualify for indigent defense and afford to pay more than $10,000 to seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
Greeneâ€™s surprise June 8 upset victory over former circuit judge Vic Rawl initially caused many to speculate Republican operatives had secretly bankrolled Greeneâ€™s primary entry fee to sabotage the primary. Rawlâ€™s defeat left Greene the Democratic challenger to U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.
Sorry, Dems — he stays on the ticket! Actually, when it comes to the issue of job creation, Greene seems to have much more common-sense ideas than most Democrats — which is probably why they don’t like him.
And now, just because it’s funny, here’s Keith Olbermann trying to inverview Greene last month:
(h/t Sister Toldjah)