Alvin Greene loses state House bid

Alvin Greene, the longshot Democratic candidate who ran against Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), was handed another defeat Tuesday in his bid for the South Carolina state House.

Greene only captured about .9 percent of the vote, or 37 of the 3,892 ballots cast in a Democratic primary for a seat in the state legislature, CNN reported. 

Greene, an unemployed military veteran, garnered a hefty amount of media attention last fall after he surprisingly won the Democratic nomination to face DeMint over a more established foe. He pulled in 28 percent of the vote statewide in November.

He was urged to drop out of the race by Democratic leaders in South Carolina following his indictment for allegedly showing pornography to a college student.

Like during his Senate run, Greene was seen little on the campaign trail for the state House seat.

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