Alvin Greene: I won’t challenge Obama for president

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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President Obama, you can now rest.

Alvin Greene says he’s decided against challenging you for president.

“I’m not running for president,” the 2010 Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. Senate from South Carolina said in an interview on WBT radio in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday.

Greene — who garnered national media attention in 2010 for miraculously winning the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate despite doing no campaigning — had reportedly made phone calls asking how much it would cost to run for president shortly after losing the general election to Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in 2010.

Greene told the radio interviewer, Keith Larson, on Thursday that he’s now focused on getting “myself together” in “the private sector first.”

Asked if that means he’s done with politics, Greene responded: “You never know. You never know. I think I’ll just leave that open and we just have to just wait and see.”

Larson also asked Greene whether he’s been invited to partake in the Democratic National Convention this summer, and the former candidate said he hadn’t.

“I doubt it. I don’t think it would be appropriate. I mean I don’t see where that would be appropriate,” he said.

As for what he’s been up to for the last several years, Greene said he’s trying to “take it easy.” (SEE ALSO: Greene misses the GOP primary filing deadline)

“Right now I’m just listening to some music, surfing the Internet,” he said.

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