Will the controversial U.S. Senate candidacy of Democrat Alvin Greene open the door for the Green Party? Tom Clements hopes so. Clements decided to enter the race as a Green Party candidate before he knew who the Democrats would put up to face incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint.
And now that the Democrats are so ambivalent about their nominee — party leaders only discovered after the June 8 primary that Greene is facing a felony pornography charge in Columbia — Clements sees an opportunity.
“I view it as a Democratic party meltdown and not a meltdown of Alvin Greene,” Clements said. “That’s when the chance for me to secure more of the vote arose.”