Alvin Greene suggests makings dolls of himself to boost economy

South Carolina's unlikely Democratic Senate candidate, Alvin Greene, suggested manufacturing dolls of himself to bolster the U.S. economy and create jobs.

Greene proposed the idea Tuesday in an interview with The Guardian.

"Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays," he said. "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. 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 is an Army and Air Force veteran and is unemployed. His surprise win has spurred suspicions among politicians that he might be a plant.

Last month Greene was asked to step down as the Democratic candidate by the South Carolina Democratic Party following reports he faces pending felony charges for obscenity, but he continues to stay in the race where he will be challenging incumbent Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) in the election.