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Alvin Greene: Make Action Figures of Me to Stimulate Economy

3:34 PM, Jul 7, 2010   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Unlikely Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene is making headlines again, telling the United Kingdom's most circulated newspaper that one plan to stimulate the economy is to produce action dolls of himself for children.

Greene told The Guardian's Ed Pilkington in a story posted on their website Tuesday that his "out of the box" solution is "not a joke."

Speaking with Pilkington, Greene said, "Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Me. Like maybe little action dolls. Me in an Army uniform, Air Force uniform, and me in my suit. They can make toys of me and my vehicle, especially for the holidays and Christmas for the kids."

Greene went on to say, "That's something that would create jobs. So you see I think out of the box like that. It's not something a typical person would bring up. That's something that could happen, that makes sense. It's not a joke."

Greene's story was catapulted into the national spotlight after his primary win over Lowcountry judge Vic Rawl. Previous Coverage: Vic Rawl Protests Alvin Greene Win in Primary

Greene's win came after minimal campaigning on the candidate's part, including a lack of yard signs, official website and televised ads. Controversy surrounded Greene after it was reported that he faces an obscenity charge, after investigators say he showed pornography to a college student. Related Coverage: Alvin Greene, Senate Candidate Charged with Felony Speaks Out

The unemployed candidate also was able to produce $10,400 to have his name appear on the ballot, despite no obvious source of income. Previous Coverage: SLED to Investigate Alvin Greene Finances

Greene has said he saved the money up from his time in the military.

Greene continues to campaign for the national seat against incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, despite a lack of support from his party, including the South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler asking him to stop his run, and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn's insistence that Greene is a planted candidate. Voters will have a chance to decide between the DeMint, Greene, and Green Party candidate Tom Clements in November.

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