Alvin Greene Mulling Presidential Run

One of the most bizarre candidates of 2010 may be sticking around for 2012:

Alvin Greene might run for president.

Greene, the unlikely Democratic Senate nominee in South Carolina who lost overwhelmingly to Republican Sen. Jim DeMint last week, called the state Democratic Party on Tuesday to ask how much it would cost to run for president.

“Maybe. I’ll have to see,” Greene told POLITICO when asked whether he was considering filing to run for president. He confirmed that he called the state party Tuesday to ask about the fee. The state party’s spokeswoman, Keiana Page, confirmed that someone called the party Tuesday asking about the presidential filing fee but said that the caller did not identify himself.


Greene is facing misdemeanor and felony pornography charges and is currently free on bond. In November 2009, he allegedly approached a University of South Carolina student in the school’s library, showed her obscene photos and asked to go back to her dorm room.

If Greene does run, I think I’ve got the perfect running mate for him:

Sure, Greene is a Democrat and Marceaux is a Republican but that’s just the kind of bipartisan unity this country needs.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.