The chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party has again called for Alvin Greene to resign from the race for U.S. Senate. Greene faces Republican incumbent Jim DeMint and Green Party candidate Tom Clements in November.
A grand jury indicted Greene Friday on a felony charge of disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity and a misdemeanor charge of communicating obscene materials without consent. Authorities say Greene displayed obscene photos on a computer to a University of South Carolina student.
Carol Fowler called for Greene to pull out of the race the first time when the charge was first discovered.
Fowler points out that Greene’s trial won’t happen until after the November election. She says his campaign is not helping the party.
Fowler says, “We need to all stop worrying about Alvin Greene and think about the outstanding candidates that the Democratic Party has, one of whom is Vincent Sheheen, who will be our next governor. Democrats like to talk about him.”
Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, Ashley Cooper, on Monday also called for Greene to end his campaign.