Jobs main focus of Alvin Greene's first speech


MANNING, SC (WCSC) - Alvin Greene is ready to get South Carolina and the country back to work.

On Sunday, Greene focused on the economy and employment during his speech at an NAACP gathering in his hometown of Manning.

Sunday's address is believed to be the first big speech delivered by the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate since his surprise victory last month.

Greene shocked the state and the country by beating Vic Rawl in the Democratic Primary on June 8th.

Greene started his speech by saying he is the best candidate for the Senate. He also joked that he is the best choice for an NAACP Image Award next year.

The unemployed army veteran mentioned a need to get the state back to work several times.

He also talked about a need to improve education in South Carolina, green jobs and the need to improve fairness in the judicial system.