Alvin Greene to speak at SC event

York, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene is taking his longshot campaign to northern South Carolina.

Greene spent two hours Monday on a morning talk show on Charlotte, N.C., radio station WBT. He talked about his well-worn themes of jobs, education and justice, but also revealed some new positions, such as opposition to gay marriage and support of abortion rights.

He said that he opposed birth-right citizenship for illegal immigrants -- claiming that allowing the rules to continue as they are would drag the economy down.

During the appearance in Charlotte, several TV stations turned out to tape the interview. Greene also apparently has a full-time documentary film-maker following him now -- and that person was in the studio for the appearance.

Greene responded to several questions by repeating that he was going to focus on "jobs, education and justice" -- even when asked about felony charges that he showed a college student pornography on a computer.

He has been described as "enigmatic" by several media sources, most notably the New York Times. Also, during his appearance, he danced to a video/song that has been released on the Web called "Alvin Greene is on the Scene."

Later Monday, Greene planned an appearance at a restaurant in York.

Event organizer Will Bigger says Greene will be given time to talk to voters, then a moderator will ask him questions submitted by voters and reporters.

Some Democrats have rejected appearances by Greene after he was indicted earlier this month on two charges earlier this month, including a felony count of showing pornography.

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