Greene's Indicted, but Not Disqualified

Apparently giving porn to a college kid doesn't preclude one from being a senator
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2010 6:01 AM CDT
Alvin Greene was indicted Friday, August 13, 2010 on two charges, including a felony charge of showing pornography to a South Carolina college student.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)
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(Newser) – Alvin Greene may have no campaign cash, have difficulty articulating his platform, have a penchant for posting the worst campaign videos ever, and may be facing a felony porn charge, but little details like that won't stop him from being the Democratic candidate for South Carolina's Senate seat. Greene meets the two main criteria to run, Democrats say—he is of age and he is a resident—and the rest will sort itself out, Politico reports.

“This is not grounds for him to be removed,” says a former state Democratic chair. “Being indicted in no way affects his eligibility to run. If he were to be elected, it would be up to the US Senate.”

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