Ketner mulls independent US Senate bid to oppose DeMint, Greene

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - There may be a petition candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina this fall.

Organizers are collecting petitions to get Linda Ketner on the ballot.

Organizer Doug Warner says Ketner would give voters a real choice in a race between incumbent Jim DeMint and Democrat Alvin Greene - an unemployed veteran nominated by the Democrats despite a pending felony obscenity charge.

As a Democrat, Ketner nearly unseated incumbent U.S. Rep. Henry Brown in the coastal 1st Congressional District two years ago.

Warner says there are about 280 volunteers collecting signatures. He says Ketner hasn't said if she will run and is waiting to see how much support develops.

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