The staff of The State, a South Carolina newspaper, recently spoke with Green US Senate candidate Tom Clements. From the article:
“I do intend to focus on DeMint,” Clements said. “But I think it’s incumbent upon Alvin to present his positions and his views, and I will address them as necessary.
“I’m not leveling my gun at Alvin, as much as Mr. DeMint. But if Alvin comes out fighting on the issues,” Clements said, “then we’ll engage him. But I’m aimed at DeMint and trying to get him back to South Carolina to talk to the people of the state.”
Dr. Mazie Ferguson of Sumter announced her run as a write-in Democratic candidate at the State House Monday. Ferguson, an inactive attorney, says her focus is on the poor and middle class, jobs and education.
Could this fracture some of Clements’ Democratic vote? It all depends how vigorously Ferguson plans to campaign and how much money she can gather in her bid. For the moment, it appears Clements must keep looking out both ways on the political spectrum.