DeMint Easily Wins 2nd Term for U.S. Senate in South Carolina

Published November 02, 2010

| Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint will return to Washington for a second term after an easy election that saw his national status rise as a kingmaker for the tea party movement and an unlikely challenge from an oddball opponent.

Based on AP analysis of preliminary exit poll data, the Republican rolled over unemployed military veteran Alvin Greene, a Democrat who won his party's nomination but not its support.

Greene lives with his father and faces a felony obscenity charge, accused of showing pornography to a female college student. During occasional interviews in his nominal campaign, Greene insisted that DeMint had started the recession.

 • RESULTS MAP: Explore the current party divide, and the polling numbers for the closest races
TRACK KEY RACES: Track and follow up to 10 races. 
CANDIDATE LIST: All you need to know about the candidates

Greene barely campaigned and never raised enough to break the $5,000 threshold that required him to report finances.

DeMint spent $3.5 million he raised to instead help other conservative candidates.

URL

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/02/demint-easily-wins-nd-term-senate-south-carolina/