Alvin Greene’s latest bid for public office ended with yet another loss.
Greene’s latest attempt was for an open legislative seat in his hometown of Manning. In Tuesday’s Democratic primary, Greene garnered only 37 votes. He lost to Manning mayor Kevin Johnson, who received 61 percent of the vote. Clarendon County councilman Dwight Stewart finished second with 36 percent.
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, retiree Sonny Sanders took 64 percent of the vote to pick up his party’s nomination. Johnson and Sanders will now face off in the general election in April. Both are running to fill the District 64 seat, which had been occupied by Cathy Harvin, who died in December.
The seat is heavily Democratic, and has not elected a Republican since Reconstruction