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By FITSNews || The newly-minted Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in South Carolina has a pending felony charge on his record after being arrested last November for reportedly showing obscene internet pictures to a college student.

Alvin Greene, 32, has been asked by Democratic Party Chairman Carol Fowler to withdraw from the race as a result of the charge.

Greene is an unemployed military veteran who raised virtually no money and didn’t even put up a campaign website for his long-shot candidacy. Still, he managed to defeat a former four-term S.C. House member for the Democratic nomination.  Assuming he stays on the ballot, Greene would face incumbent Republican Jim DeMint – who has a $3.5 million war chest and widespread popular support – in November.

Greene has yet to enter a plea or be indicted for the charge.

Needless to say, the revelation is a huge embarrassment for South Carolina Democrats, who have struggled to field viable candidates against a badly-splintered state GOP.

UPDATE: This is no joke … Fowler is on the record saying she thinks Greene’s surprise victory was due to the fact that his name appeared first on the ballot alphabetically.  Wow.  Talk about an informed electorate!