So... it turns out the guy who came out of nowhere to win the Deomcratic nomination for Senate in South Carolina actually did pay the $10,000 filing fee with his own damn money. Just like he said.
Nobody stopped the presses to report that their "Republic Plant" conspiracy theories were false. They were also stupid and made no sense. Just like the mainstream media... who reported them hoping (assuming) they were true.
Short version below. Read the whole CNN story here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/07/09/south.carolina.greene.investigation
(CNN) -- South Carolina's top law enforcement agency announced Friday that it will not file charges against Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) had been investigating how Greene, a political newcomer who could not afford a lawyer when facing criminal charges last year, came up with the $10,440 needed to get his name on the Democratic Senate primary ballot.
"After a thorough investigation, SLED has concluded that there is no evidence of wrongdoing, criminal intent or deception to the court when Greene applied for a public defender last year," the agency said in a statement Friday.
"During the course of the investigation, SLED determined that monies spent for Greene's filing fee were the candidate's personal funds and therefore, no laws were violated in association with Greene's payment to the South Carolina Democratic Party," SLED said.