Alvin Greene is Back

ABC's Amy Walter reports: Alvin Greene, the unemployed South Carolina Army vet and accidental and unsuccessful Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, is taking another shot at elective office.

The AP reports that Greene filed papers to run in a February special election for a heavily Democratic state House seat.

Despite Greene’s many liabilities – most notably the fact that he was indicted this August on two charges, including a felony charge of showing pornography to a South Carolina college student, his time in the national spotlight has given him significant name ID.

More important, though Greene took just 28% of the statewide vote against Sen. Jim DeMint, Republican, he took 44% of the vote in Clarendon County where this House seat is located. Of course, Greene’s 44% doesn’t look quite as impressive compared to the performances of the seven other statewide Democrats here. On average those candidates took 55% of the vote.

At least two other Democrats, Clarendon County Council member Dwight Stewart and Manning Mayor Kevin Johnson have also announced their candidacies.

No word yet on whether the Alvin Greene bobblehead or action figure will be re-fashioned for Greene’s latest electoral adventure.

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