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Exclusive Interview with South Carolina Democratic US Senate Candidate Alvin Greene

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THR: South Carolina Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn has called for a federal investigation.

AG: I have no comment on that. My campaign is about jobs, better education for children and justice.

THR: Tell us, who is Alvin Greene? What should people know about you?

AG: I'm 32. I was born in Florence, South Carolina, and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. I graduated from the University of South Carolina. I'm an Air Force and an army veteran. I did a year tour of duty in Korea. I have been out of the service nine months.

THR: Why did you decide to run?

AG: To make a difference. I saw the US declining and I decided to save my money to run.

THR: Let's discuss your campaign platform. You emphasize reforming the criminal justice system.

AG: The punishment must fit the crime. We spend much more of our taxpayer dollars on inmates than students. We must get our priorities together in South Carolina and across the country.

THR: You also emphasize lower gas prices.

AG: We need an energy bill that emphasizes alternative forms of energy such as solar. We must explore all our resources.

THR: South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler has cited the obscenity charges pending against you and called for you to withdraw.

AG: The election was certified on Friday, June 11, so that's old business. I'm in the race all the way.

THR: Have you reached out to the state Democrats for support?

AG: I'm seeking state and national support that I need and am entitled to. I'm the party's nominee.

THR: Has there been any word from president Obama about your victory?

AG: None that I know of.

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