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DeMint: No, we didn't 'plant' Alvin Greene

As Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) speculates that mysterious U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene might be a Republican "plant," it's worth noting that the man who's set to defeat Greene fully denies any connection to this bizarre saga.

"No," said Wesley Denton, a spokesman for DeMint. "It's ridiculous even to suggest that."

One theory coming out of Republicans right now -- more a response to Clyburn than anything serious -- is that Democrats, for all their bluster, might have gotten Greene into the race to give defeated candidate Vic Rawl a boost. In South Carolina, if a candidate has no opponent, he is not listed on the ballot. Even then, why this guy?

By David Weigel  |  June 10, 2010; 3:31 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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