Rep. Clyburn: Alvin Greene Is a “Plant”

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Alvin Greene’s improbable victory has prompted rampant speculation about the circumstances of his win. Now House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), the chamber’s third-ranking Democrat, has called on the U.S. Attorney’s office in South Carolina to investigate. The Hill relays this report:

“There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary,” Clyburn said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press radio show. “I don’t know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone’s plant.”…

“I would hope the U.S. Attorney down there would look at this,” Clyburn said, pointing specifically to Greene’s having allegedly tried to pay the fee to run for Senate in cash, despite being unemployed.

“I think there’s some federal laws being violated in this race…Somebody gave him that $10,000 and he who took it should be investigated, and he who gave it should be investigated.”

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