Alvin Greene is running for the South Carolina legislature after a failed bid for the U.S. Senate.
A Clarendon County elections official said Greene paid the $165 filing fee to run in a special election for South Carolina House District 64. The seat was made vacant by the death of Rep. Cathy Harvin (D-Clarendon) earlier this month. Greene had little to say about entering the race.
The unemployed Army veteran will likely face Clarendon County councilman Dwight Stewart and Manning mayor Kevin Johnson in the Democratic primary on February 15th.
Greene gained national attention after his surprise win in the Democratic primary for the Senate this past election. His ill-fated run in the general election against Republican Jim DeMint earned him just 28 percent of the vote.