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Alvin Greene For President? Ex-Senate Candidate Considering Bid

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Is there such a thing as too much Alvin Greene?

Politico, perhaps searching for an answer to that question, called the failed South Carolina Democratic candidate for Senate to find out his thoughts on a potential 2012 run for president.

"Maybe. I'll have to see," the political perplexity told Politico about seeking the nation's highest office.

Greene also confirmed to Politico that he was the anonymous man who had earlier inquired with South Carolina's Democratic party spokeswoman, Keiana Page, about how much the presidential filing fee would set the political hopeful back.

Though the state hasn't yet set an amount for 2012, Page told Politico, the good news for Greene is that it only cost $2,500 in 2008 to file for a presidential candidacy. That's only a quarter of the $10,000 that Greene shelled out in 2010, an action that sparked a witch-hunt for supposed devious motives behind his campaign.

With an upcoming documentary and potential comic book series, Greene may well be able to raise enough money to file for a 2012 bid.

His current status as an unemployed military veteran with legal fees on the horizon might complicate that possibility, however.

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