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.