Politics & Government

S. Carolina Senate candidate Alvin Greene draws curious crowd

YORK -- In an appearance that was part town hall meeting, part news conference and all spectacle, U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene introduced himself to western York County voters as a small-town man with big dreams.

Greene spoke at the Coal Yard restaurant in downtown York, where a crowd of more than 100 people filled an outdoor deck and spilled onto nearby grass.

Many snapped photos and craned for better views as Greene read from a prepared speech and fielded audience questions - showing varying degrees of confidence along the way.

"A long-term goal of mine has been to be involved in the political process," Greene said. "I am making my dream a reality."

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