An article from WISTV in South Carolina, including the rare news that the Green Party candidate for US Senate has raised more than the Democratic candidate:
USC political expert Mark Tompkins says any third party candidate faces tough odds. “Many Democrats who are unhappy about the situation they find themselves in the Senate race,” said Tompkins. “But I’m not sure that a Green Party candidate is going to be that successful.”
Tompkins says Clements has to have support from a lot of disaffected Democrats, independents and moderate Republicans to be competitive. Conventional wisdom says he needs money to do that, and so far Clements has raised only $15,000.
Then again, Alvin Greene proved when it comes to winning an election in South Carolina, money isn’t everything.