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Alvin Greene Pushes Forward in Senate Candidate Race

6:56 PM, Jul 8, 2010   |    comments
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Manning, SC (WLTX) - Since winning the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, Alvin Greene has made the national circuit.

The 33-year-old from Manning, South Carolina says his main platform for the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. is simple: putting people back to work. One of the ways he plans to do that? He wants people to make and sell action figures in Greene's likeness.

"It's a creative idea, and I think most people would like it," Greene said Thursday. "I have gotten good feedback about it. [People] saying 'That's pretty cool.' They would like to see something like that."

Greene said his first action figure would be of him dressed in a business suit, the next one in a military uniform.

"I'm a true American hero, and that's why it's a neat idea, and just a creative idea," he said.

The 13-year military veteran is on the campaign trail in the comforts of his home.

"I am just working and trying to just go, and I'm just traveling about trying to get my message out any way I can," Greene said. "I don't have anything in particular planned." Greene said he hasn't had to go far to get attention. In fact, he spends most of his time fielding calls and responding to questions from supporters.

"[I get asked] 'Can I get a t-shirt?' Just hang in there, stay in there, ignore the negative distractions. Just stay positive, it's good for the most part," Greene said.

No matter how short the interview may have been, Greene has grabbed attention on every major cable outlet in the country, from CNN to MSNBC to Fox News.

It's not just in America. Greene's story has made its way across the pond. Wednesday, he talked with "The Guardian" out of England, where he first announced his idea about the action figures.

When he's not talking about the campaign, Greene stays at home taking care of his 81-year-old father, a survivor of prostate cancer.

Greene has plans to challenge his opponent, Republican incumbent Jim DeMint, to a debate in September. Tom Clements will represent the Green Party in the race.

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