SC Dems uphold US Senate primary shocker

South Carolina Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Alvin M Greene, poses for a photo in Manning, S.C. Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Greene won his party's nomination in yesterday's South Carolina primary elections, but has been asked by state Democratic party chairwoman, Carol Fowler to step down. Greene said he is staying in the race and will face incumbent U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in the November elections.. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

June 17, 2010 5:51:03 PM PDT
South Carolina Democratic Party officials have upheld a surprising U.S. Senate primary win by an unemployed military veteran, nixing a protest lodged by their favored candidate that could have required a new vote.