Clyburn Says Alvin Greene Is A ‘Plant,’ Calls For Investigation

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) has suggested that the no-name candidate who won South Carolina’s Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday is a “plant,” and said he hopes the U.S. Attorney’s office in South Carolina will investigate the situation, reports The Hill.“There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary,” Clyburn said 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.

The South Carolina Democratic Party asked Greene to withdraw yesterday, after reports surfaced that he had a pending felony charge.

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Late Update: TPM interviewed Clyburn, who thinks there actually was a scheme involving three candidates on the Democratic primary ballot.