Alvin Greene Gets 37 Votes in SC State Legislature Primary; Jim DeMint Started the Recession

So much for the “name recognition is everything” theory:

Surprise candidate Alvin Greene was soundly defeated in his second bid for elective office on Tuesday. He captured only 37 votes or just about .01% of the 3,892 cast in a Democratic primary to fill a state legislature seat to cover an area including his hometown of Manning, South Carolina.

Maybe this helps explain it:

Greene was not seen campaigning much during the race for this seat.

Greene got a much higher percentage of the vote in his US Senate bid because of an aggressive advertising campaign:

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Reached for comment, Greene just kept mumbling “Jim DeMint started the recession.”

(h/t HAP)