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