Greene wants SC Democrats’ chief to resign; says she’s broken party rules by not backing him

By Meg Kinnard, AP
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Greene calls on SC Democrats’ chief to resign

COLUMBIA, S.C. — U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene wants South Carolina’s Democratic Party chairwoman to step down because she won’t support his long-shot bid.

Greene adviser Jonathan Farley said Tuesday that Chairwoman Carol Fowler has broken party rules by criticizing the Democratic nominee to the benefit of the Republican incumbent, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.

Democratic Party executive director Jay Parmley says Fowler hasn’t broken any rules and is focusing on the governor’s race. Fowler has already said she won’t seek another term next year.

A day after Greene’s shocking primary victory, The Associated Press was first to report that the unemployed veteran faced a felony obscenity charge.

Fowler asked that the unemployed military veteran withdraw. Greene has since been indicted, but he maintains his innocence and says he will not quit.

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