South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler told the Ballot Box Friday that she's still hopeful Senate candidate Alvin Greene will withdraw from the race, even after the state party's executive committee declined to overturn his victory in last week's primary.

"I haven't given up hope that he will realize that he is a very weak candidate, with no apparent resources or inclination to campaign, who also has an indictment hanging over him," Fowler said in an e-mail. "Maybe when the current media frenzy subsides he will give more thought to withdrawing."

On Thursday night, the executive committee rejected Democrat Vic Rawl's challenge of last Tuesday's primary results. Rawl had asked the committee to overturn Greene's win, offering evidence of voting irregularities. Members of the committee ruled that the evidence wasn't enough to take the drastic step of invalidating the result.