South Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene had his first public speaking engagement at a church in Manning over the weekend. Since winning the June 8 Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, Greene has said he wants more jobs in the state. At his first public appearance, he spoke the same.
“Let’s get South Carolina back to work from Alvin, South Carolina to Greenville, South Carolina,” says Greene.
Greene, an unemployed military veteran, spoke at the NAACP gathering, quoting stats from job losses to South Carolina’s poor numbers in standardized tests. Greene said he’s the man for the job.
“I’m the best candidate in the United States Senate race here in South Carolina,” says Greene.
ABC News caught up with a citizen, who has concerns after hearing Greene’s speech.
“I was a little disappointed. I felt like some things were really cliche. The first thing he said was: ‘I’m the best candidate.’ I wanted to know why. What sets you apart from the other candidates?”
Greene faces Senator Jim DeMint in November’s general election.