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  • Vic Rawl, a former South Carolina judge and lawmaker, announces on Monday, June 14, 2010, in North Charleston, S.C., that he formally will protest the results of the June 8 primary for the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat. Mr. Rawl lost to political unknown Alvin Greene. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    S.C. Dems hearing protest over Senate primary

    South Carolina's Democrats are gathering Thursday to decide whether to overturn the results of the primary election in which an unemployed, unknown military veteran won the nomination for U.S. Senate.

  • Alvin M. Greene, South Carolina Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, has spurned pleas by the state's Democratic Party chairwoman to drop out. Mr. Greene said he is staying in the race and will face incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in the November election. (AP Photo)

    Calls rise in S.C. for Alvin Greene probe

    The state police should investigate how the unemployed winner of the state's Democratic U.S. Senate primary paid his filing fee of more than $10,000, after claiming indigency and being appointed a public defender to represent him in a court case, a state lawmaker says.

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  • Mr. Greene said Monday he would wait to see who else filed before commenting on the race.

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  • COLUMBIA | Surprise U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene frequently mentions his 13 years of military service, but records obtained Thursday by the Associated Press show that the veteran who has called himself an "American hero" was considered a lackluster service member at best.

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