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The human cost of Greene's bankruptcy filing

Just as the polls show Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene gaining on longtime Democratic frontrunner Kendrick Meek, one of his investments is generating some embarrassing headlines.

"APPCO owner files for bankruptcy,'' blared The Johnson City Press two weeks ago, referring to the convenience store chain in Tennessee and Virginia that Greene bought out of bankruptcy just 10 months ago.

One longtime store manager now collecting unemployment benefits, 58-year-old Nancy Rose, recalled their high hopes when Greene swooped in last year.

"Everyone kept saying he's a billionaire, he'll put money into the stores, he'll do this, he'll do that,''  Rose said. What's happened makes me sick ... I don't think Jeff Greene has a clue about the impact this has had on our lives.''

Full column here.

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