I may have found a paucity of coverage of the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in my local paper this morning, but the intel is coming in thick and fast from other sources today.
For instance, speaking of intel… didja know Alvin Greene served in military intelligence in the U.S. Army. Really. That’s what he told The Root, anyway. Kind of gives new meaning to the whole conspiracy theory thing, huh?
Read the whole interview here. An excerpt:
TR: Where did you campaign?AG: All across the state.TR: Any specificstops or speeches you can remember?AG: Nothing in particular. I talked with a lot of people over the phone, and people in the press. They’ll print what they want in the press, just bits of it. I don’t know. It worked out. I worked hard. It’s not a big surprise.TR: How do you plan to beat Jim DeMint in November?AG: I would like to debate him in September. I would like an hour on a major network. Just to, you know, discuss issues about South Carolina and the rest of the country.TR What do you think makes you a better candidate than DeMint?AG: We have more unemployed now than any other time in South Carolina’s history, so something isn’t working. We spend two times more on inmates than students. Priorities are not in order. I want to make a difference and Jim–the incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint–he’s against the health care reform. They’re trying to repeal the health care law that was passed. The Republicans are trying to repeal the health care bill that was signed into law recently. Things like that. That’s the difference. I’m for health care reform. And getting folks to work here.TR: Do you plan on getting a Web site now that you’re through the primaries?AG: Well, I need campaign contributions to really get my Web site up. I’m working on that now, but that comes from campaign contributions.TR: Do you have any?AG: No, but I’m working on some things.