Cops ask SC's Greene to leave restaurant meeting

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 5:03 AM
Last updated 5:05 AM
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COLUMBIA  - Longshot U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene was kicked out of a South Carolina restaurant after police say a woman accompanying him got into a fight with county Democratic Party members holding a meeting there, police said Tuesday.

Candidate Alvin Greene  AP File
AP File
Candidate Alvin Greene

Oconee County Democratic Party officials asked Greene, 32, to speak at their monthly meeting Saturday at Jimmy's Restaurant in Seneca. But that invitation was rescinded after the unemployed military veteran was indicted Aug. 13 on a felony charge of showing pornography to a college student.

On Tuesday, Seneca Police Chief John Covington said that Greene showed up at the meeting anyway and a woman with him got into an argument with people at the restaurant.

Party officials called police, who say the owner of the restaurant kicked out the pair and ended the party's meeting. No charges were filed, and police say no tickets were issued.

According to a police report, the woman who arrived with Greene, Dottie Sue Maggart-Feldman, also accused county party chairwoman Marilyn Hemingway of "being out to get her" but did not elaborate.

A working number for Maggart-Feldman could not be found Tuesday. Greene and Hemingway did not immediately return phone messages.

Invitations like the one from the Oconee County Democrats have slowly trickled in to Greene, who did no visible campaigning before his surprise victory in the June 8 primary over a more well-known candidate, former state lawmaker Vic Rawl.

Last month, Greene gave his first public speech, a 6 1/2-minute recitation of his previous comments and commitment to jobs and education. The day before his indictment, Greene gave brief remarks to the executive committee of the state Democratic Party and asked them to support his campaign. On Sunday, he accepted an invitation to play golf with a supporter in Myrtle Beach.

Greene's arrest in November was first reported by The Associated Press the day after he won the nomination. Authorities say Greene approached a student in a University of South Carolina computer lab, showed her obscene photos online, then talked about going to her dorm room.

Earlier this month, Greene was indicted for disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity - a felony - as well as a misdemeanor charge of communicating obscene materials to a person without consent. If convicted, Greene could face up to three years in prison for the misdemeanor or up to five years for the felony. No hearings have been scheduled.

After AP reported Greene's arrest, South Carolina Democratic Party leaders called on him to withdraw his candidacy, but Greene says he's staying in the race. Earlier this summer, the state party upheld his nomination, denying a challenge filed by Rawl alleging voting abnormalities.

State police also cleared Greene of any impropriety involving his $10,440 filing fee. Greene has said he saved up his military pay for two years, a claim police said was backed up by his bank records.

Greene faces U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and Green Party candidate Tom Clements in the November election. Greene says he has raised about $1,000. DeMint had more than $3.5 million on hand after his last filing in July, and Clements says he has raised about $5,000.

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johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 08/25/10 - 05:28 am
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Why is this news? It sounds

Why is this news? It sounds like everyday Dem business to me.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/25/10 - 06:25 am
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalvin!

carolina_republican
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carolina_republican 08/25/10 - 06:35 am
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lindaysmanqa, Republicans

lindaysmanqa, Republicans don't need to "plant a Democrat" to show how stupid a Democrat is. Democrats do a good job of that on their own.

NotReallyGA
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NotReallyGA 08/25/10 - 06:36 am
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Look what state he lives in,

Look what state he lives in, SC it's no wonder he's crazy.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 08/25/10 - 07:20 am
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Thank you Carolina republican

Thank you Carolina republican well said.....

billoftt
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billoftt 08/25/10 - 07:46 am
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Since I live on the "Crazy"

Since I live on the "Crazy" side of the river, I have been following this for a while. Also, it helps to understand the voters here and the voters who elected this man. First off, during the primaries, many candidates do not campaign very strong, as was the case with Greene and Rawls. The reason behind this are a; Rawls was weighing in on name recognition and b. Greene is a moron. If you do not believe that Greene is a moron, please remember that he said that since he was such as great American hero, we could stimulate the economy by manufacturing and selling action figures in his likeness. Also, a little over a month ago, the Aiken Standard somehow got a hold of some of his performance evaluations while he was still in the SC Air national Guard which stated “…an ineffective leader who lacked organization and was unable to express thoughts clearly." Personally I thought to myself that this guy would fit right in with the usual DC crowd. Greene further claimed, "I'm telling you who they promote: the terrorists and the communists, this is why we need to overhaul the military and get these people out."

Now that we have established what a moron he is, let’s get back on track to how he got elected. Neither candidate campaigned very strong, with Rawls relying on name recognition that really did not exist. Combine that with the power of stupid voters in great numbers; look at how ‘Greene’ comes alphabetically before ‘Rawls’ and I think the question is answered.

As far as the “Republican Plant” Conspiracy Theory goes, I file that in the same category as I would if someone claimed that the CIA uses fillings in their teeth to communicate anti-Semitic meatloaf recipes to lesbian Nazis that have been abducted by aliens and forced into the Jenny Craig™ weight loss program.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/25/10 - 07:48 am
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This reporter, Meg Kinnard,

This reporter, Meg Kinnard, has a negative obsession with Greene. That the Associated Press tolerates her slanted reporting shows the depths to which it has sunk.

airbud7
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airbud7 08/25/10 - 08:03 am
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I wish everyone would stop

I wish everyone would stop Bashing Alvin Greene I think he is the best Democratic candidate thay have!!!

Techfan
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Techfan 08/25/10 - 08:06 am
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lamb; Heck, I'm a Democrat

lamb; Heck, I'm a Democrat and have a negative obsession with Greene. He's a freakin' nut.

billoftt
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billoftt 08/25/10 - 08:18 am
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Nuttier than Chinese chicken

Nuttier than Chinese chicken salad.

marien
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marien 08/25/10 - 08:53 am
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Well said Techfan.

Well said Techfan.

jiclemens
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jiclemens 08/25/10 - 08:55 am
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Everyone keeps referring here

Everyone keeps referring here and elsewhere to "lindaysmanqa" but I've never seen a comment by this person. Could the AC be targeting another? The republican gatekeepers are quite active lately.

carolina_republican
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carolina_republican 08/25/10 - 09:04 am
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lindaysmanqa's comment was

lindaysmanqa's comment was removed.

grinder48
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grinder48 08/25/10 - 09:43 am
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this person cannot possibly
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this person cannot possibly be considered as a serious candidate. That his candidacy even got off the ground in an embarrassment to the state of SC.

OIC
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OIC 08/25/10 - 10:35 am
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This man has not been

This man has not been convicted of his accused crimes. The reason he is in the race = Most votes. If he wins hopefully he will bring change to the system.

mefirst
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mefirst 08/25/10 - 10:38 am
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Someone said "You can fool

Someone said "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time". This cat don't even come close. Leave the poor man alone, he will be gone soon enough.

Emerydan
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Emerydan 08/25/10 - 10:41 am
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Well Georgia could have the

Well Georgia could have the biggest zoo in the world.. all we would have to do is put a fence around South Carolina.

albertoli
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albertoli 08/25/10 - 10:45 am
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is it Democrat or Democratic?

is it Democrat or Democratic? i do believe it is the Democrat party not the Democratic party. there is nothing democratic about their elitist liberal machinations

iLove
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iLove 08/25/10 - 11:17 am
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"Dottie Sue
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"Dottie Sue Maggart-Feldman"

IMO this story gets funnier and funnier as the days go by!

roflmbo!

paulsmom
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paulsmom 08/25/10 - 11:21 am
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What's next for Alvin Greene?

What's next for Alvin Greene? Getting charged with disturbing the peace for standing in the middle of a busy Columbia street while belting out show tunes and being dressed like Liza Minnelli?
Watch, this will get picked up as real news by someone.

iLove
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iLove 08/25/10 - 11:21 am
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I do believe he was planted
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I do believe he was planted though. SC is a state ran by ________ men who will do anything to keep things they way they are.

SC ppl can think differently, but my goodness, Alvin Greene for ANY political position. . . . . . .IDK what 2 say.

fontana
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fontana 08/25/10 - 12:34 pm
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I've heard his next campaign

I've heard his next campaign stop will be Athens, GA.

chascush
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chascush 08/25/10 - 01:46 pm
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‘If he wins hopefully he will

‘If he wins hopefully he will bring change to the system’
He is better than the last one that promised ‘CHANGE’

c.james
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c.james 08/25/10 - 04:00 pm
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Al Greene, he sang that song

Al Greene, he sang that song "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 08/25/10 - 10:42 pm
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Albert, You would be wrong

Albert,

You would be wrong sir, the correct name is the Democratic Party of America. A Democrat is some who is a member of the Democratic Party. 'Party' means collective or group who are together.

You will see it used like this, "Democratic candidate Owens says, blah blah blah"

Hope that helps you understand this complex problem everyone, well Reichpublicans mostly, seems to have with this whole name thing.

Brad

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