In South Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene spoke at a local NAACP meeting on Sunday. 500 people came out to see Greene’s first public address since his surprise win in South Carolina’s Democratic Senate primary last month. The unemployed Army veteran focused much of his seven-minute speech on jobs.
Alvin Greene joked that he should win an NAACP Image Award.
and slams Republican U.S. Senator Jim DeMint.
Greene is the first African American to win the U.S. Senate nomination of any major party in South Carolina since the Reconstruction Era in the late 1800s. He will face Republican U.S. Senator Jim DeMint in the general election this fall. Political analysts have suggested Greene may have beat opponent Vic Rawl because his name was higher on the ballot. Greene faces felony obscenity charges stemming from a 2009 arrest, won his state’s Democratic Senate primary without advertising or even a formal campaign.