In yesterday’s special election primary for the State House District 64 seat, Greene finished a distant last behind three other Democratic opponents, taking only 37 votes from a pool of 3,892.
Kevin Johnson, mayor of Manning, SC, won the nomination with 61 percent of the vote.
Apparently not taking the loss lightly, last night Greene reportedly chased local television reporters from his home and refused to respond to telephone calls from national media.
In last year’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, Greene’s mysterious win stunned South Carolina voters, leading to formal hearing before the state’s Democratic Party. Although it requested Greene to yield his nomination, SCDP chose not to respond.
It wasn’t just his upset of the well-known Vic Rawl that got him attention, though; following his primary win, information about Greene’s recent arrest on charges of felony obscenity made national and international news.
For this year’s special election primary, Greene apparently employed the same campaign method he used in 2010’s primary: he did absolutely nothing. Greene made no campaign appearances and was absent for a debate, he had no campaign signs or literature, and his opponents say he did no canvassing.
Yesterday’s special election primary was held following the death of state Rep. Cathy Harvin, the Democratic incumbent who passed away on December 3 due to complications from breast cancer. Harvin was unopposed last November in re-election to a third term.
Greene was the first Democrat to declare interest in Harvin's seat, registering for the race only five minutes after filing began on December 24.
Sonny Sanders won yesterday’s Republican primary for this house seat, which covers Clarendon County and parts of Williamsburg County.
The General Election for State House 64 takes place April 5.