House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina is saying that he will not be voting for his party’s nominee for U.S. Senate because the candidate has been indicted on a felony charge.
Clyburn said Wednesday that a vote for fellow Democrat Alvin Greene would be an insult to his three daughters and granddaughter. Greene is accused of showing pornographic images to a female University of South Carolina student.
Greene is a political unknown and unemployed military veteran who unexpectedly won the nomination. He faces Republican incumbent Jim DeMint and Green Party candidate Tom Clements in November.
Clyburn plans to vote for write-in candidate Mazie Ferguson, a longtime Democratic Party activist from Sumter.
Phones messages left for Greene were not returned.
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